Bahrain Grand Prix Receives Green Light

By iSportconnect | April 13, 2012

The Bahrain Grand Prix on the 22nd April will go ahead as planned say Formula 1’s governing body, the FIA. After weeks of speculation about the event in the Gulf state, in which civil unrest has continued since protests in February 2011, a moral decision was due to be made by the FIA.

The FIA has been under pressure to call off the race amid security concerns, but a statement explained the body was ‘satisfied that all the proper security measures are in place for the running of a Formula 1 world championship event.’

Protesters in Bahrain have called for the race to be cancelled.

The statement added: ‘Away from the public eye, the FIA has received regular security briefings from the most senior diplomatic officials based in the Kingdom, as well as from other independent experts.’