Bahrain will not host opening GP

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The Bahrain GP which was scheduled to take place at Sakhir on 13 March will not take place due to continued unrests in the country. While Australia will now host the opening race 2 weeks later, it is still unknown whether the Bahrain GP will be moved to a later date or simply cancelled.

"We felt it was important for the country to focus on immediate issues of national interest," Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa said.

"Bahrain's priority is on overcoming tragedy, healing divisions and rediscovering the fabric that draws this country together to remind the world of the very best that Bahrain is capable of as a nation once again united."