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Bahrain's F1 moved to November 2012

Manama, August 10, 2011

Originally scheduled to host the 2012 season opener in March, Bahrain’s Formula 1 race has now been shifted to November, according to F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The F1 calendar for 2012 shows Bahrain will host the race on November 4.

'They didn't want it up the front, so I've had to screw the whole calendar up,' Ecclestone was quoted as saying in the Financial Times.

He said he proposed the changes after the Bahrain government asked for more time to resolve the unrest that saw this year's race cancelled.

A Bahrain International Circuit spokesman backed the move. 'We are extremely happy to host the Grand Prix in November,' he said.

'Due to high temperatures in our summer, either early or late in the season is better. November is the best month for us,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Bahrain International Circuit | Formula 1 | 2012 | Ecclestone |

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