It’s a funny world we live in! A week ago Bahrain was getting ready for its biggest event, which was hosting the opening round of 2011 Formula 1 season. Millions of dollars have been spent and many plans have been set. But then some riots broke out in the country, and now it’s all gone.
Apparently the situation in the Gulf country is not stable and the organizers cannot guarantee security of the event. Plus, they probably have some bigger issues to deal with right know than an F1 race! There’s no words currently on the possibility of Bahrain returning to the calendar later in the year, mainly because that depends on how things will go down in there.
The Crown Prince informed Bernie Ecclestone of the decision by telephone earlier today.
“We felt it was important for the country to focus on immediate issues of national interest,” Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa said.
“Bahrain’s priority is on overcoming tragedy, healing divisions and rediscovering the fabric that draws this country together to remind the world of the very best that Bahrain is capable of as a nation once again united.”
That means the season opener race will be held on March 27 in Australia.