Bahrain Grand Prix called off – Ecclestone hopes to reschedule

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Formula 1, News
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The first race of the Formula One season, set for Bahrain on March 13, was cancelled by Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa following anti-government protests in the country.

The Bahrain Information Affairs Authority quoted via their Twitter site that “Bahrain’s priority is on overcoming tragedy, healing divisions and rediscovering the fabric that draws this country together.

“At the present time the country’s entire attention is focused on building a new national dialogue for Bahrain.”

Bernie Ecclestone, the big boss over at Formula One, will do his best to make sure the Bahrain Grand Prix takes place.  Eccelestone told the Daily Telegraph that “What has happened in Bahrain is desperately sad but one month ago everyone was looking forward to the race.

“No one had a problem with it then.  If everything is peaceful, which we hope it will be, then we will try our best to fit it in.”

The Bahrain Grand Prix has been a set fixture on the F1 calendar since 2004.  The first race of the season will now be the Australian Grand Prix on March 27, to be held in Melbourne.

 

Sources: Top Gear UKAutoblog UK

 

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