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Bahrain Grand Prix back on the calendar for 2011 season // Racing in the desert returns in October

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Bahrain Grand Prix back on the calendar for 2011 season
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This is F1Minute - Bahrain Grand Prix reinstated for this season.

A decision has finally been made about the postponed Bahrain Grand Prix, with the FIA confirming that it will be back on the calendar in 2011. A World Motorsport Council meeting took place today, in which the decision was made to hold the Bahrain race in October, replacing the Indian Grand Prix, which in turn has been moved to become the last race of the season.

The FIA statement explained that Vice President Carlos Gracia visited the country to assess the situation at the end of May, and added: “This decision reflects the spirit of reconciliation in Bahrain, which is evident from the strong support the race receives from the Government and all major parties in Bahrain, including the largest opposition group, all of whom endorse the Formula One Grand Prix and motor sport in the country.”

Organisers of the Indian race may not be so downhearted about being pushed out of their slot, as it gives them more time to get the circuit finished and ready, however it does mean the 2011 season will push on into December.