F1 » FIA statement on rescheduling of Bahrain Grand Prix

The full official statement from the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) regarding the rescheduling of the F1 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir

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DrJeep - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 4:20 PM

Oh cr4p - there goes my non-refundable cheap flights to India to see the GP.

I guess when the FIA World Motor Sport Council said "the interests of *all* stakeholders" that didn't in fact mean *all* stakeholders, including Joe Public and any outlay we (may) have made.

Zz - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 6:32 PM

"The King of Bahrain has established a political dialogue and reconciliation process."

Other dictators with blood on their hands have been sent to the Hague for that kind of 'political dialogue and reconciliation process'. Well done the FIA for finding a way to make a simultaneously shameful and shameless decision.


June 03, 2011 7:58 PM
Last Edited 1795 days ago

clone. it is well known that india is struggling to complete the track in time. a delay suits them. the local population have been protesting and police have been called in. it is all about the location of the track and the rights of residents to access their lands etc. it is not even definite that the track will be finished in time, and the race could in fact yet be called off anyway.

FreeJack - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 8:20 PM

Are they really this stupid? Of COURSE the government wants F1 there...and it has nothing to do with a "spirit of reconciliation" in Bahrain. This is going to be a bad thing for Formula 1, I would be surprised if racers didn't boycott it and sponsors request that their liveries be removed.

Mark _

June 03, 2011 8:31 PM

Let's hope that they are smart enough to have a reserve track in waiting just in case this gets cancelled again. I would hate to have the championship decided by a race cancellation.

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