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F1 governing body constantly monitoring Bahrain situations



Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled this month third weekend, currently silence over the unrest in Bahrain, FIA insists it’s “constantly monitoring and evaluating the situation”. Last year the race cancelled due to civil unrest, over 5,000 people were demonstrating in the vicinity on Friday.

Recently a protestor died near on south of the Sakhir International Circuit as more demonstrations took place. On Friday of this week, groups took to the streets north of Manama as the aforementioned 5,000 demanded the release of a jailed activist who is believed to remain on hunger strike.

Last week Protesters calling F1 to cancel 2012 Bahrain GP, they are mainly targets the Formula 1 Racing while Protesters demonstrated in the streets of Abu Saiba and Tubli with police reportedly firing tear gas on the crowds.

Thursday Damon Hill has advice the FIA to think again holding the Bahrain GP, and he telling that the F1 race “could be creating more problems than it’s solving”. The FIA has now said that it is aware of the ongoing trouble and is in “daily touch” with all parties over the situation.

“The FIA is constantly monitoring and evaluating the situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain,” an FIA spokesman is quoted by Reuters. “We are in daily touch with the highest authorities, the main European embassies and of course the local promoters at BIC (Bahrain International Circuit) as well as the international promoter.”

“The FIA is the guarantor of the safety at the race event and relies, as it does in every other country, on the local authorities to guarantee security. In this respect we have been repeatedly assured by the highest authorities in Bahrain that all security matters are under control.”

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