Date: 4th June 2011 at 9:38am
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The Formula One calendar has returned to its original 20 races with the news that the Bahrain Grand Prix will be held this year.

The race was supposed to be this seasons curtain raiser, but following political unrest in the region, the race was cancelled.

Formula One was desperate to get the race added back onto the schedule and the FIA have now approved a race for the weekend of October 30th.

‘This is welcome news for all of Bahrain,’ chairman of the Bahrain International Circuit Zayed Rashid Alzayani told the press.

‘As a country we have faced a difficult time, but stability has returned, with businesses operating close to normal and countries removing travel restrictions.

‘By the time the grand prix arrives we will be able to remind the world about Bahrain at its best.


The decision has proved to be controversial in the media, with many believing that F1 shouldn’t go back to the region.

The news also means that the Indian Grand Prix will now be bumped to a date which hasn’t yet been agreed, it could be December 4th or 11th, but that would need approval by Buddh International Circuit in Uttar Pradesh and FOTA (Formula One Teams Association).



 

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