Mark Webber believes the right decision has been made following the announcement the Bahrain Grand Prix has been cancelled.

Speaking following the confirmation on Monday [see separate story - click here], he added that his focus will now shift to the new opener in his home country on March 27.

"I think the right decision was made, in light of what is going on, so we look forward to Melbourne instead," said the Aussie. "It would have been nice to go to Bahrain, but hopefully it can stage the race again.

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"As for starting in Melbourne, it's my home race and, as always, I'm looking forward to it. It is a sensational event, we're in good shape as a team, so I hope to go there and get a very good result."

BBC F1 commentator and former F1 driver Martin Brundle meanwhile concurred that going to Bahrain would not have been appropriate.

"I don't think we were looking forward to going to Bahrain, shouting about a pole position lap or applauding a podium, when they've had so much turmoil there," he added in an interview with thefirstpost.co.uk.

"The deaths and injuries have been a tragedy. It is absolutely the right decision for F1."