Tag Archive: Zayed Alzayani

Sep 10

Bahrain to be night race in 2014 – reports

“There are pros and cons to doing it.”

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Kimi Raikkonen 07Bahrain will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a formula one host by staging next year’s race under lights. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Bahrain could stage 2014 race under lights

“I don’t see any problems” – Ecclestone

2012-04-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain Grand Prix - Jenson Button 05Bahrain could celebrate its tenth anniversary as a formula one host by staging next year’s race under lights, circuit chairman Zayed Alzayani has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Ecclestone unhappy with Bahrain’s ‘UniF1ied’ slogan

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he was not happy Bahrain organisers used the acronym ‘F1′ in its political slogan for last weekend’s race.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0303The F1 chief executive was highly supportive of the island Kingdom’s intensely controversial return to the sport’s calendar, insisting Bahrain will retain its grand prix “forever”. But when asked about the banners around the Sakhir circuit and the island Kingdom that read ‘UniF1ed’, 81-year-old Ecclestone admitted to the Mirror: “We never put it there. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

F1 journalists turn war reporters in Bahrain

Two F1 journalists tried their hands at war reporting after touching down in Bahrain ahead of this weekend’s controversial grand prix.

Bahrain International Circuit“I had a duty as an experienced journalist to see such an incident with my own eyes,” said PA Sport’s Ian Parkes, who filed a detailed account of a protest about ten kilometres from the capital Manama on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

After so much talk about F1’s controversial return to Bahrain, the sport’s travelling circus has now begun to arrive in the island Kingdom.

F1 touches down in Bahrain for controversial race

Bahrain International CircuitAlready during Sunday’s Chinese grand prix in Shanghai, some members of the teams as well as tyre supplier Pirelli were across the world busily setting up at Sakhir, upon which the eyes of the world will descend this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

UN expert backs Bahrain’s 2012 return

Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, a United Nations war crimes expert, thinks Bahrain is ready to host formula one again.

Bahrain International Circuit2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Toyota - 02Last year, the Egyptian led the high-profile independent investigation that found the Bahrain authorities were heavy-handed in reaction to the civil unrest. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Track boss says 2012 return for Bahrain ‘not our call’

Bahrain is provisionally scheduled to return to the very top of the 2012 calendar

Bahrain International Circuit2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - McLaren - Heikki Kovaleinen 03Bahrain’s circuit chief has described the formula one teams as “temperamental” as he admitted the island Kingdom’s future on the calendar is still uncertain.

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