Post image for Middle East Unrest – Cancels First Formula 1 Grand Prix of 2011

Middle East Unrest – Cancels First Formula 1 Grand Prix of 2011

by F1Fan on March 1, 2011

The FIA recent press release confirms that Round 1 of the 2011 F1 Season. the Bahrain Grand Prix will be postponed, A decision made because of the unrest in the middle east that has spread from Tunisia and Egypt to the Island nation of Bahrain.

Press Release

Grand Prix of Bahrain

21/02/2011

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile supports the decision of the Bahrain Motor Federation and the Bahrain International Circuit to postpone the scheduled first Grand Prix of the 2011 season due to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on March 11-13.

This decision is the outcome of the close co-operation between the FIA, Formula One Management, the Bahrain Motor Federation and the Bahrain International Circuit.

The FIA is Formula One’s governing body and is responsible for the international calendar as well as all matters of safety relating to the stakeholders involved in Grand Prix racing.

While the official announcement characterizes the decision as a “Postponement”, BAhrain has disappeared from the official FIA Calendar and so far their is no word if in Fact the Bahrain GP will happen at all in 2011.

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: