Force India Take Bahrain GP Precautions

By iSportconnect | April 20, 2012

Amid growing safety concerns, Force India have announced they intend to end their second practice session early at the Bahrain Grand Prix, according to the FIA.

It is understood the decision is based around an incident that included two Force India team members leaving the Gulf nation in the wake of a team vehicle being briefly delayed because of a firebomb.

Anti-government protests are believed to commence around 30 minutes after practice ends, sparking new security fears that has plagued the region in recent months.

The FIA said both drivers would miss the practice due to “logistical reasons” that will force the team to “run a rescheduled program for the rest of the weekend.”

The Bahrain Grand Prix was canceled last year due to anti-government protests and this year’s race has been overshadowed by sometimes violent clashes. The ruling Sunni dynasty supports the race, but it is opposed by demonstrators who contend it rewards an abusive regime.