Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is defending the decision not to cancel this year's race in Bahrain.
Several drivers have voiced their concerns about competing in the Gulf state due to political unrest and anti-government protests there.
However, Ecclestone says he is not interested in the political goings on.
"We don't go into a country and interfere with the politics of a country anywhere, wherever we go.
"This race has been on the calendar for quite a long time, we will be there."
The governing body, the FIA, has released a statement saying despite the potential for more anti-government protests like those which forced the cancellation of last year's race, they won't be cancelling this year's event.
It says based on current information, they're satisfied all the proper security measures are in place for running the vent.