Bahrain Grand Prix Cancelled
The Bahrain Grand Prix was supposed to be the grand opening of the Grand Prix season, but has become a victim of timing as Bahrain moves through social and political upheaval.
The Grand Prix season was due to start in the tiny Arab emirate of Bahrain on March 13th but will now be pushed back to Australia on 27th March.
It is unclear whether Bahrain will be re-added to the 2011 calender at a later date or whether the current events will make that impossible.
Bahrain has been a part of the Grand Prix calender since 2004 and Bernie Eccelstone placed the decision of whether to host the event or not, at the door of the Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa who said,
“After the events of the past week our nation’s priority is on overcoming tragedy, healing divisions and rediscovering the fabric that draws this country together. Reminding the world of the very best that Bahrain is capable of as a nation once again united.”