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2011 Bahrain Formula 1 GP cancelled!

By Rigval on 25 Feb 2011

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Micheal Schumacher at the 2010 Bahrain GP

It's confirmed, the season opener for the FIA Formula 1 that was scheduled for Bahrain in March has been cancelled. The very sensible and logical decision was made by the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who incidently is the rights owner of the race. Bahrain has been on the F1 race calendar for the last seven or so years and as far as I can remember, there has never been a cancellation on an F1 event over the last 25 years. It could be more, but I was a little kid then and Hot Wheels were the only cars I was interested in.

This anti-government protests that have spread around the Arab world have serious repercussions. We all know that it first started off in Tunisia, then Egypt, then this Arab country, then that country. Amazing viral-like protests that have affected even us over here as oil prices are soaring and now we're going to have to wait for the next scheduled race -the Australian GP on the 27th of March for the F1 circus to start. In fact, the official pre-race group test that was also to be held in Bahrain will now be held at Barcelona on 8th to the 11th of March. There is also no news whether the Bahrain GP will be postponed to a later date or that it will still be a fixture in this year's F1 calendar. I suppose that would depend how stable the country is within the next few months.

Oh well, last year's Bahrain GP was Bore-rain to me, and a lot of others too. But then again, this year, during the same time it'll be even worse as there wouldn't be a race at all as F1 begins a little later.

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- Alonso won at Bahrain last year


source: associated press

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Rigval
Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.



 
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