The Bahrain GP organisers issued a statement tonight saying that they are monitoring the situation and “will respond appropriately” to developments.
Civil unrest in the kingdom has cast doubts over the upcoming GP and more urgently the test session that’s due to start on March 3. Although it doesn’t say much at least it indicates that the authorities are aware that they may have to act.
The statement read as follows: “In the light of recent events in the Kingdom of Bahrain and attendant coverage in the international media, the Bahrain International Circuit has today (Tuesday) issued a statement regarding the forthcoming Formula 1 testing on March 3-4-5-6 and the Gulf Air Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on March 11-12-13.
“Bahrain International Circuit CEO, Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, said: ‘The safety of all Bahraini nationals, expats and overseas visitors is a priority at all times in the Kingdom and, at the Bahrain International Circuit, our focus at the present time is on delivering another successful event in the form of the 2011 Gulf Air Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix. We are monitoring the situation very closely indeed in association with the relevant authorities, and will respond appropriately to any further developments.'”