Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have seen the light and announced that they will revert to the original circuit layout for the 2011 Grand Prix.

Bahrain GP layout was a stinker This year’s race was held on an extended version of the track, lengthened from 5.4km to 6.3km with the addition of an eight-corner infield loop used for endurance races.

The revised layout was almost universally panned by drivers and fans alike, and it was felt by many to contribute to an utterly dull season-opening event.

Organisers have now claimed that the use of the extended layout was only to celebrate F1’s “diamond jubilee of the oldest and most prestigious racing series”.

Perhaps an admission that the changed layout was a complete turkey would have been more credible!

[Original image via The Cahier Archive]

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.