The organizers of the Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 1, previously postponed from March to October 2011 because of unrest in the country, finally decided to abandon the competition, the Western media announced.
Initially occupying the first place in the calendar 2011, the first step had been canceled. However, on June 3, the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile has decided to hold the race on Oct. 30.
“So that Bahrain would have been delighted to see the GP stand Oct. 30, in accordance with the decision taken by the World Motor Sport Council (the decision-making body of the Federation International FIA), it became clear that this timetable could be kept, “said Zayed R. Alzayani, one of the leaders of Bahrain International Circuit, in a statement.
Several drivers and teams of representatives have expressed their displeasure following the postponement of the Grand Prix of Bahrain
Last February, the Shiites, who constitute 75% of the population of Bahrain, launched protest actions against the Sunni political authorities of the country. At the request of King Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, a contingent of Gulf Cooperation Council, preceded by more than 1,000 Saudi soldiers, was deployed 14 countries to restore order on March. The king has recently urged all parties concerned to enter into “without pre-conditions ” talks on political reforms in the country.