Bahrain GP back on track

The decision has been made. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix is back in the Formula 1 calendar. The FIA World Motor Sport Council decided last week that the Bahrain GP will take place at the end of the year on October 30 which means that the India GP will pushed back to December 11.

The latter will also be the host of the season ending race where the FIA Annual General Assembly and the Prize Giving ceremony will also be taking place. Bahrain was supposedly the season opener this year but a series of political unrest in the country saw the March 13 race called off and the season started with Melbourne 2 weeks later.

Despite the cancellation, the FIA has not confirmed that it will be permanent or will be postponed. Hence, the decision was made last week that Bahrain will get its F1 this year anyhow. In a statement released by FIA, after the fact-finding mission and the situation given due assessment, FIA found that the race will go on in October. This also includes meetings with the respective Ministries involved for the race. So with that, the F1 calendar now reverts back to its 20 round season and will come to a close on December 11 as it was originally intended.