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Bahrain Grand Prix cancelled. Again

By BenCee on 19 Jun 2011

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So, after putting the Bahrain Grand Prix back on the 2011 calendar last week, the FIA, at the vehement protests of the teams, decided to turn its back once again at the Middle Eastern nation.

To be fair, it was the organisers of the race itself that requested to withdraw after the backlash, but this shows how shambolic the FIA is once again.

The Formula One teams expressed their disapproval at the reinstatement of the Bahrain race, mainly due to the logistical reasons I outlined previously. They also cited safety reasons due to the uncertain political climate still lingering in the country.

As such, the FIA has now, at the request of the owners of the Bahrain circuit, cancelled the Bahrain Grand Prix for 2011 for good.

Latest word is that the Indian Grand Prix, which was moved to the end of the season to accomodate Bahrain's new date, will be moved back to its original slot on October 30.

In years to come, this incident will be seen as a massive embarrassment for the sport.

But then again, it's the FIA, who have more than their fair share of controversy and ridiculous decisions over the years. So this is just another one to go onto the pile.

It's such a shame that the pinnacle of motorsport is being run by people who can't even get their house in order.

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