Bahrain GP will not be affected by Mosely scandal

Preparations for the forthcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will not be affected by a "Nazi sex games" scandal involving Formula One boss Max Mosley, officials here said yesterday. Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) chief executive officer Martin Whitaker said the next leg of the championship would go ahead "without a hitch" regardless of developments in the UK. He was speaking after the British tabloid News of the World published footage that reportedly showed Mr Mosley in compromising positions with five alleged prostitutes.

The newspaper reports that Mr Mosley was due to officiate at the race in Bahrain this weekend, while sources told the GDN yesterday that he had been a regular visitor to the BIC since it began hosting the Grand Prix five years ago.

However, Mr Whitaker would only say that preparations would continue at the track as normal.

"I have no other comment to make, but only say it is business as usual," he told the GDN.

"We are preparing hard and will hold yet another successful event."

Mr Mosley, 67, was allegedly captured in News of the World footage dressed in a concentration camp uniform and being whipped by prostitutes.

"He does travel to various events, but we would not know until just a few days before the race whether he is to attend this one," sources added. Gulf Daily News

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