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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June 04, 2011 1:00 PM

bahrain. just for your info. bbc had a news article about the gp , last night. they showed some scrapping, but interestingly, the date on the film was march 2011. this backs up your comment that old video is used. anyway, i hope that return of gp helps in re-uniting the peoples.

Bahrain F1 Fan - Unregistered

June 04, 2011 4:05 PM

No one ever complained the Bahrain GP being untill last year when refueling was banned. And since our GP was the 1st on the calender, the teams were experinting the new rukes and didn't get the hang of it till 4 or 5 races into the season.
Bahrain has a long straight werr overtaking is possible, unliike in monaco were almost saw no overtaking on a track that caused 2 accident in the weekend. Bahrain's track is safe with plenty of run off area and has many opportunies to overtake.

Bahrain F1 Fan - Unregistered

June 04, 2011 4:19 PM

What an ignorant reply that Bahrain is as bad as Syria or Lybia were 1 is actually at a war with Neto and internally and the other being torn apart by its own regime!


Bahrain F1 Fan - Unregistered

June 04, 2011 4:33 PM

The shia historically were the majority but no longer are as they are around 48%. That is why you see them objecting the nationality law that have allowed sunni Arabs from other countries get the nationality. There is nothing other than reports that say they are majority.
2- The troops are here just in case Iran gets involved. Give me pictures or proof that they got invloved at any time in Bahrain. There are none and im from Bahrain.
The army is the Gulf shield force not saudi troops like the reports claim it to be.

I advice you to read more about Iran and its support to the Shia worldwide in general and Bahrain in particular to know the truth.

Without saying too much, ill ask you why does the new midle east in google have Bahrain, Kuwait, the eastern provence of Saudi under Shia rule? Know why the Gulf shield is here?

ethicsovermoney - Unregistered

June 04, 2011 4:35 PM

@abdullah aka Bahrain F1 fan

So you are telling me that in Bahrain, if you don't agree with the regime, you can voice your opinion, like in a free country or perhaps even this forum, without fear that the authorities will crackdown, arrest or even kill you?

Defending the indefensible is ignorance.


June 04, 2011 5:05 PM

Mark Webber again rose in my esteem for his comment: "Like it or not, F1 and sport in general isn't above having a social responsibility and conscience. I hope F1 is able to return to Bahrain eventually but now isn't the right time."

I guess it just takes an Aussie with big brass ones to explain it to the rest of the F1 fraternity. Well said Mark!!

tommivo - Unregistered

June 04, 2011 5:11 PM

the more races, the better
F1 is the only with 4 months off the calendar.
Don't tell me they need this time to build new cars, they work all year long anyway, so more races are welcome

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