Bahrain F1 Grand Prix called off

This year's Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain has been cancelled.

The race was initially due to open the Formula One season in March, but was put off amid the political unrest in the Gulf kingdom.

F1's governing body, the FIA, announced last week that the event had been rescheduled to October.

But the move was slammed by fans, some officials and even F1 driver Mark Webber.

The organisers have now decided against holding the race in Bahrain this year.

Zayed R Alzayani, Bahrain International Circuit chairman, said they "fully respected the decision."

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