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Formula One cars took to the track in Bahrain today, while the government, hoping for a successful Grand Prix, squared off against activists determined to mark it with "days of rage" after more than a year of Arab Spring protests.

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Security ramped up in Bahrain as Grand Prix action gets underway

Formula One staff arrived at the Bahrain International Circuit today to increased security ahead of planned protests.

Violent confrontations broke out in Bahrain again last night as the country pressed ahead with preparations for the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend. Police used tear gas and stun grenades to clear protesters from the capital, Manama, and some members of the Force India team asked to leave the country. Meanwhile, drivers including Sebastian Vettel, centre, prepared for the race at the Sakhir circuit

Force India mechanics return home after team vehicle is petrol bombed

Two mechanics from the Force India Formula One racing team have asked to return home from Bahrain after a vehicle one of them was travelling in was nearly engulfed by a petrol bomb yesterday. Their decision to leave the troubled Gulf kingdom came as fresh violence broke out last night, with police using tear gas and stun grenades to clear demonstrations in the capital, Manama.

Violent confrontations broke out in Bahrain again last night as the country pressed ahead with preparations for the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend. Police used tear gas and stun grenades to clear protesters from the capital, Manama, and some members of the Force India team asked to leave the country. Meanwhile, drivers including Sebastian Vettel, centre, prepared for the race at the Sakhir circuit

F1 mechanics flee Bahrain after petrol bomb attack during street protest

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Bahraini Shiite Muslim democracy activists, waving national flags, take part in a demonstration calling for the canellation of the upcoming Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix

Force India vow to race despite petrol bomb incident in Bahrain

Force India have confirmed they will not be withdrawing from this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix despite team members being caught up in a petrol bomb incident last night.

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Stun grenades and street battles at Bahrain F1 show

Security forces yesterday fired stun grenades at anti-government protesters who swarmed into a cultural exhibition for Bahrain's Formula One race, setting off street battles and sending visitors fleeing for cover.

Security can't be guaranteed at Grand Prix, says Yates of the Yard

The former high-ranking Metropolitan Police officer currently advising the Bahraini government has said that security cannot be guaranteed at the upcoming Grand Prix.

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