F1 » Bahrain back on F1 calendar; takes Indian GP slot

The 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix will take place and has been rescheduled for 30 October - the slot originally allocated to the inaugural Indian Grand Prix - it has been announced following today's meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council

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atseez - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 6:24 PM

Let's all hope for a boycott by the teams and sponsors. Fact remains that there are multiple reasons FIA wants to go there. For one the barainian govt wants to use f1 to show the world that all is peachy in their kingdom. This will also benefit India and buy them more time to clean up and get things in order. Bernie will get his little monies and since he has put his foot down to go against everyone he will be paid much more than that under the table by the good king. Off subject but could it be the nature of f1 cars that have hampered passing and not the design of the tracks.

Bzzzzt - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 6:33 PM

I hope that drivers and teams are able to make themselves heard, despite the likelihood of Bahraini sponsorship money tainting them all. Black armbands would be apropos, at the very least.

andrew. - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 7:05 PM

Sound common sense!

If the local government says it is safe there is no reason at all for the race not to be held.

As for the ethics side of the race being held, that is the biggest heap of bovine manure I have read in a long time. Not a single country on the F1 calander has a spotless human rights record, but I guess some observers like to pick and choose which atrocities they want to be outraged by. Sad really.

Chris - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 7:10 PM

Let's not mix sports with politics. And if u will, then the US GP shouldn't have gone ahead due to prisinors being held without charge for 10 years @ guantanamo bay.

The UK brutually beat up students who demonstarted against raising tutuion fees just months ago.

Every single country had done something bad some time in the past and we might as well end up with no gp if we are going to look into what each govt has done.


June 03, 2011 7:26 PM

Yeah- I saw those nice peaceful UK students on the TV.

Anyway back on planet earth I can only presume that Bernie has found a way for India to take a little more time to get the circuit ready.

Crap for all those who have made travel arrangements to go to India. Shows how the extremely rich have no idea of how people live in the real world.

andrew. - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 7:28 PM

If anyone has made travel arrangements to go to the Indian GP all I can say it tough s**t.

The track is yet to be completed and approved by the FIA. Only a fool would book travel and tickets to an unconfirmed race and a track that is not yet complete.

Bahrain F1 Fan - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 7:31 PM
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Thx chris and andrew for the thumbs up.

If anyone wants to argue, argue with proof not biased reports and to be honest its difficult to argue with

EDIT by CRASH.NET! No political statements.

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