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FIA announce Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead // Formula One's governing body confirm they are happy with security

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The rumour and speculation surrounding the Bahrain Grand Prix will likely not stop until the event actually happens, but happen it will as the FIA have confirmed they are happy for it to go ahead.

In a statement released today, the governing body said: “The FIA must make rational decisions based on the information provided to us by the Bahraini authorities and by the Commercial Rights Holder. In addition we have endeavoured to assess the ongoing situation in Bahrain... Based on the current information the FIA has at this stage, it is satisfied that all the proper security measures are in place for the running of a F1 World Championship event in Bahrain.”

Meanwhile, the Bahrain International Circuit welcomed the decision, saying: "The BIC has been clear throughout recent weeks and months that the security situation in Bahrain is suitable for the staging of a major sporting event. This assessment has been provided by experienced figures, from both inside and outside the Bahraini government, to motor racing entities which have travelled to Bahrain to do their own research."