Bahrain Grand Prix: FIA president Todt says all teams support race

FIA President Jean Todt claims he has not met a single Formula 1 team "not supportive" of being in Bahrain for the Grand Prix amidst a backdrop of political tension and civil unrest in the Gulf State.

Todt, a former Peugeot rally and Ferrari F1 team boss, tells BBC Sport's Jake Humphrey the incident involving four Force India mechanics being caught in a clash between police and protestors was "absolutely not guided" towards them specifically, and reveals no team principals have raised any objections to him regarding their participation in the Grand Prix weekend.

The Force India team chose to miss Friday's second free practice session in order that team members could return to their hotel before dark in the wake of the incident.

Despite that, and increased anti-goverenment protests surrounding the race weekend, Todt says he is "very comfortable" with the decision to hold the Grand Prix.

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