It’s done. The FIA has finally confirmed that the Bahrain Grand Prix has been taken off the 2011 Formula 1 calendar.
The organisation’s World Motor Sport Council has reinstated the Indian Grand Prix to its original 30 October date, and confirmed that the season will end with the Brazilian Grand Prix on 27 November.
The entire affair of reinstating and scrapping the race – and we’ll add, even considering its reinstatement in the first place – has been a very messy fiasco that has certainly raised plenty of questions about the leadership and organisation at the top rungs of motorsport.
Hopefully there will be lessons learned to assume a more critical approach in the face of government spin, and to avoid chasing a quick $40 million when there are bigger and more prevalent issues at play…