The likelihood of the Bahrain Grand Prix being held this year continues to diminish.
State television reported the country’s king has declared a state of emergency which will he says will last for three months.
Last week the FIA asked the Bahrain Motor Federation to declare by May 1st whether the race would be able to take place this year.
Yesterday the country brought in troops from neighbouring countries to suppress anti-government protests.
BBC News reported: “The nation’s armed forces chief has been authorised to take all measures to ‘protect the safety of the country and its citizens’, says the statement from the king.”
2011 Bahrain Grand Prix
- The Bahrain affair was a return to the bad old days of F1 politics
- Bahrain Grand Prix officially dropped for 2011
- FIA reveals Ecclestone’s 11th hour attempt to save Bahrain race
- Bahrain drops bid to host race in 2011
- FIA asks Ecclestone to submit new 2011 calendar
- Ecclestone says Bahrain race won’t happen in 2011
- Teams have to approve new Bahrain date – Mosley
- How should FOTA react to the Bahrain decision?
- Bahrain Grand Prix reinstated on 2011 F1 calendar
- Ecclestone says teams support return to Bahrain
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