A view from the main grandstand at the Sakhir circuit, photo by Ange Embuldeniya

A view from the main grandstand at the Sakhir circuit, photo by Ange Embuldeniya

We earlier today reported how we had come across news suggesting that the FIA was expected to cancel Bahrain’s 2012 Grand Prix in the run up to the Chinese Grand Prix. This speculation considered that the FIA may have already told teams that the race was to be cancelled but it now seems that the FIA have no such plans and have not released statements to any teams or other individuals.

 

Norman Howell director of the communications for the FIA has now contacted us to confirm that ‘there is no truth whatsover to the rumours indicating
the FIA  will be issuing a statement regarding F1 not going there [Bahrain]‘.

 

While the Formula One Group or the Bahraini government could still cancel the race due to be held on the 22nd of April it now seems unlikely that the race will be cancelled unless renewed protests threaten the stability of the country.