F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

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  • Track Length 5.412 km
  • Lap Record 1:31.447
  • Laps 57

Last Race

2014

  • 06/04/2014
  • 1st: Hamilton

Most wins

3

  • Fernando Alonso

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Brundle: Right to race

Sky Sports F1 pundit believes the authorities are right to race

Last Updated: 11/05/12 7:54am

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Martin Brundle has insisted that it's right for F1 to race this weekend in Bahrain.

Fresh calls for the event to be cancelled have been made in the wake of two Force India personnel leaving the troubled kingdom state after team members witnessed a petrol-bomb attack on Wednesday night as they returned to their hotel from the circuit.

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However, with Force India also supporting the decision of the FIA that the grand prix should go ahead, Sky Sports F1 HD pundit Brundle has endorsed the decision to race as scheduled.

"In many ways, I've never seen Bahrain looking better. Clearly, there is some trouble out there, but I've not seen any of it. Some journalists have chosen to go and find it and unfortunately the trouble found the Force India team," he declared.

"My view is this: F1 can't run away from this. The race is scheduled and it would be weak of F1 to do that and it [running away] would create problems in other parts of the world we go to. If I were in charge of F1, I would have made the same decision to come here and race. I think we're doing the right thing."

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