Bahrain Grand Prix officially dropped for 2011

2011 Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain International Circuit, 2004

Bahrain International Circuit, 2004

The FIA has confirmed the Bahrain Grand Prix will not take place in 2011.

The World Motor Sport Council voted yesterday to revert to the previous version of the 2011 F1 calendar.

This restores the Indian Grand Prix to its original date of October 30th in place of the Bahrain round.

The WMSC originally voted 12 days ago to give India’s slot to Bahrain. The teams wrote to the FIA objecting to the decision, citing logistical and describing an extension of the calendar to accommodate an Indian round as “unbearable” for their staff.

Here is the updated 2011 F1 calendar.

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57 comments on Bahrain Grand Prix officially dropped for 2011

  1. manatcna (@manatcna) said on 16th June 2011, 4:03

    Bahrain Grand Prix officially dropped for 2011 ? — WOW, didn’t see that coming.

  2. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 16th June 2011, 11:19

    Awesome. Hopefully the casual viewer was oblivious to the amount of faffing that went about cancelling it. More importantly let’s hope Bahrain arrives at some sort of peace by the end of the year.

  3. James Williams said on 16th June 2011, 13:32

    So many websites reporting this.. stating something we already knew….

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 16th June 2011, 14:14

      Of course it was highly likely that the race was going to be dropped after Bernie Ecclestone said he didn’t think it was going to happen.

      But equally it’s important and newsworthy that the sport’s governing body has stated officially that it isn’t going to happen. After all, Ecclestone has changed his mind before (more on that here).

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