F1 »

Bahrain seeks end to state of emergency

Bahrain set to end state of emergency before decision is taken by FIA over 2011 F1 race
The Kingdom of Bahrain has said that it will end its 'state of national safety' before the new deadline imposed by the FIA to make a decision over whether or not the Bahrain Grand Prix will take place this season.

Bahrain had been given until 1 May to tell the governing body if it could host a race this year after the season opener was cancelled following political unrest in the Gulf State.

However, that deadline was then extended to 3 June to give the country extra time to resolve its issues with FIA president Jean Todt quoted over the weekend in Turkey as saying that the situation had 'improved' and that the sport needed to show support.

Ahead of that new deadline, King Hamad of Bahrain has now revealed that the 'state of national safety' will end on 1 June, with curfews in Manama having already been reduced as protests against the government drop.

It is believed that the decision to lift the state of national safety on 1 June is a direct response to the FIA's new deadline, with an initial plan having been to end the state of national safety on 14 June – after the FIA deadline had passed.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
07.05.2011- Qualifying, Jean Todt (FRA), President FIA
20.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
20.07.2014- Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
20.07.2014- Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
20.07.2014- Grid Girls
20.07.2014- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
20.07.2014- Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
20.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
20.07.2014- Race,  The Podium: winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05, 2nd Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36, 3rd Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
20.07.2014- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
20.07.2014- Race, Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
20.07.2014- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
20.07.2014-  Team Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates the victory of Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and the 3rd place of Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
20.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14T
20.07.2014- Race, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Sauber F1 Team C33
20.07.2014- Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03
20.07.2014- Race, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
20.07.2014- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB10

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Kozeyekan

May 11, 2011 12:24 AM

No. Just no. Too many people have died or been abused to just sweep it under the rug for a car race and paint a pretty picture of a country moving on. If they hold the race, there will be major trouble.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.