BBC Sport - F1 reacts to cancellation of Bahrain Grand Prix

F1 reacts to Bahrain cancellation

The Formula 1 community reacts to the decision not to hold a grand prix in the troubled state of Bahrain this year. (UK only)

The race was due to open the season in March but was called off because of civil unrest, with speculation it would be moved to later in the season. However, F1 commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone confirmed on Wednesday the race would not be taking place - despite the FIA giving the go-ahead.

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