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Sport Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull speaks to the press during testing in Jerez

For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test.

Ecclestone acts over Bahrain GP issue

Bernie Ecclestone has acted to resolve the issues surrounding the Formula One calendar following the Bahrain Grand Prix saga this week.

Bahrain admits defeat in bid to host Grand Prix this year

The Bahrain organisers formally accepted the cancellation of their postponed Grand Prix last night. Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone had already announced the race was now "not on" after a complaint from teams at the rescheduling of the event.

Bahrain GP likely to be cancelled, says Ecclestone

The Bahrain Grand Prix will not go ahead after Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone admitted the race could not be rescheduled without the support of the teams.

Campaign group hits out at FIA report on Bahrain

Global campaigning organisation Avaaz has slammed the FIA's fact-finding report on Bahrain as like "stepping into the Twilight Zone".

Formula One teams put pressure on FIA over Bahrain decision

The Formula One Teams' Association have called on the FIA and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone to reverse their decision on the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain Grand Prix will be cancelled, says Max Mosley

Former FIA president Max Mosley does not believe there is "the slightest chance" the rearranged Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead this year.

Robert Fisk: The dumping ground for despots welcomes another

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Todt: Bahrain race 'could be cancelled'

Jean Todt has suggested the rescheduled Bahrain Grand Prix could yet be cancelled if the situation there becomes "risky".

Bahrain medical staff 'tortured for confessions'

Doctors and nurses put on trial in Bahrain yesterday told relatives they were beaten with hoses and wooden boards embedded with nails and made to eat faeces. They also had to stand without moving for hours, or even days, and were deprived of sleep in order to force them to sign false confessions.

Bahrain medics accused of treason

Dozens of doctors and nurses who treated injured anti-government protesters during the months of unrest in Bahrain have gone on trial accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy.

Formula One faces rights backlash over Bahrain GP

The organisers of Formula One motor racing decided yesterday to reinstate the Grand Prix in Bahrain later this year, despite police battling pro-democracy protesters in the island as the decision was being taken.

Leading article: A sporting decision that betrays the people of Bahrain

With the decision to re- instate Bahrain to the Grand Prix circuit, Formula One has demonstrated that it exists in a moral vacuum. Yesterday the F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone stressed that safety, not money, was the paramount consideration.

Bahrain lobbies to retain Grand Prix as Formula One staff are held and abused

Formula One is expected to rule today on Bahrain's attempt to stage a coveted Grand Prix this season despite police arresting and abusing one quarter of the local staff during a crackdown against pro-democracy protests.

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