Date: 13th April 2012 at 6:58am
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The Bahrain Grand Prix will be going ahead this season.

The FIA have released a statement on formula1.com this morning which states that the Bahrain Grand Prix next weekend will be going ahead.

It’s the first time an official statement has been made regarding the event after months of speculation, with many people in the sport and in politics around the world questioning Formula One’s decision to include the race on the 2012 Formula One calendar.

The statement opened by clearly stating that: ?The FIA is the governing body of motor sport and therefore of Formula One. As such, it sets the season?s calendars following the proposal of the Commercial Rights Holder (CRH) in accordance with the local national authorities in all matters relating to safety.’

The statement went on to add: ?Based on the current information the FIA has at this stage, it is satisfied that all the proper security measures are in place for the running of a Formula One World Championship event in Bahrain.

?Therefore, the FIA confirms that the 2012 Gulf Air F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain will go ahead as scheduled.?


The Formula One teams met with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone this morning. With Bernie telling the teams the race would go ahead, reportedly no team bosses questioned the decision and the meeting ended fairly quickly.

 

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