Well, they did it. The organizers for the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix have canceled the Formula One race, citing the criticism from fans and teams alike as the catalyst.
“It has been made clear that this fixture cannot progress and we fully respect that decision,” said Zayed R Alzayani, chairman for the Bahrain International Circuit. “We want our role in Formula One to continue to be as positive and constructive as it has always been, therefore, in the best interest of the sport, we will not pursue the rescheduling of a race this season.”
More than 30 people have been killed since February due to the protests in Bahrain, which contradicted the assurances given by government ministers to F1 officials that the October 30th race could still continue.
“Hopefully we can return (to Bahrain) in the future, but of course it’s not on,” said Bernie Ecclestone.