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FIA approves return of Bahrain to Formula 1 calendar

The Bahrain Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 calendar on 30 October.

The race, originally due to be held on 13 March, was called off in February because of pro-democracy protests in which more than 20 people have died.

The sport's governing body, the FIA, said that the unanimous decision, made at a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council, "reflects the spirit of reconciliation in Bahrain".

A state of emergency in the Gulf kingdom was lifted on Wednesday, but there have been reports of further violence in the capital Manama on Friday.

Andy Swiss reports.

  • 03 Jun 2011
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