Back in the 1970s and 1980s there were those on the right who insisted that sporting contacts with apartheid South Africa built bridges. I would respond by asking how long the bridge was? Fast forward to Friday's press conference where some jumped up Prince of Sand in Bahrain was saying that we should build bridges. Bridges to where? The Sunni royal family is in a minority in its own country. All it has to do is allow Shia followers the same rights as they have. Dream on.
The losers in all this was of course F1 but we don't expect any kind of leadership from this moribund organisation.