Leading British politicians have put more pressure on the Bahrain Grand Prix by adding to calls for the race to be canceled. Opposition leader Ed Miliband of the Labour party also believes Prime Minister David Cameron should get involved in the issue.
"Given the human rights issues in Bahrain, I don't think the grand prix should go ahead," Miliband was quoted as saying by the UK Press Association. "I do not think the government should remain silent on this."
Miliband is one of several leading politicians to speak out against the race since the F1 paddock arrived earlier this week.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper told BBC's Question Time that she didn't think British drivers should be in Bahrain, while Respect MP George Galloway and Conservative former shadow home secretary David Davis have also criticized the decision to race this weekend.
So far the only comment from the government has come via a spokeswoman for Prime Minister David Cameron.
"It is not for us to dictate what sporting events happen in other countries," said the spokeswoman.