Bahrain F1 race cancelled

Posted on Feb 22, 2011 by

Opening race of the 2011 F1 season in has been cancelled due to social unrest in the Kingdom

Bahrain has decided to pull the plugs on the opening race of 2011 F1 season in light of current socio-political events in the Kingdom.

The F1 season in 2011 was due to be kicked off with its opening race on Mar 11-13 at the (BIC).

Last Friday, Bahrain’s Crown Prince – HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa – initiated a new national dialogue involving all sections of Bahraini society in order to resolve the current political situation in the Kingdom. The Crown Prince informed Formula One’s Bernie Ecclestone of the BIC’s decision by telephone on Feb 21, 2011.

No decision has been made on a new date for the rescheduling of the race.

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