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Fans, drivers and teams have expressed their concern at a 'lottery' final race where double-points would be on offer

Archie Bland: Turning a blind eye in Bahrain is an act of complicity

Let's say Bernie Ecclestone and a Bahraini official are conducting a business deal. As they shake hands on their transaction, the official uses his other arm to punch a passerby in the face. Mr Ecclestone continues to shake and the deal is done. Is he complicit in the violence?

JEAN TODT: The president of the FIA has insisted the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead on Sunday

Dazzling start dimmed by Bahrain cloud

With three different winning drivers and marques, the 2012 Formula One season could scarcely have got off to a better start. Jenson Button won for McLaren in Australia; Fernando Alonso won for Ferrari in Malaysia; Nico Rosberg won for Mercedes in China.

Tense calm in Bahrain as F1 chiefs say Grand Prix to go ahead

The Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead next weekend despite concerns over security but the race organisers' decision has split opinion in the Gulf state, which has been shaken by a year of anti-government protests.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled last season

Bernie Ecclestone expects Bahrain GP to go ahead

Bernie Ecclestone today categorically insisted the Bahrain Grand Prix is to go ahead next weekend unless there is a late call off by the local organisers.

The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix was last held in 2010

Bahrain insists Grand Prix will go ahead despite mounting violence

Crowds armed with iron rods and sticks ransacked a supermarket belonging to a large Shia-owned business in Bahrain yesterday as sectarian violence flared in the island kingdom.

The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix was last held in 2010

F1 teams leave Bahrain Grand Prix decision to FIA

The paddock in Shanghai will this weekend form the meeting place for one of the most crucial discussions in Formula One history.

Susie Wolff joins Williams

Susie Wolff has become the second woman in recent weeks to join a Formula One team as a development driver.

Deadline set as Formula 1 listing process begins

CVC Capital Partners has set a Friday deadline for banks hoping to play a role in Formula 1's flotation in Singapore, in a sign that the process for the expected $1.5bn (£940m) initial public offering is formally under way, with plans for a July listing.

Bernie Ecclestone is said to be concerned about the situation in Bahrain ahead of next month's race

Ecclestone steps into controversy of Bahrain's F1 hunger striker

The deteriorating condition of a jailed Bahraini hunger striker has raised the prospect that next month's Grand Prix in the country could be called off.

Listing process begins for Formula 1

CVC Capital Partners has set a Friday deadline for banks hoping to play a role in Formula 1's flotation in Singapore, in a sign that the process for the expected $1.5bn (£940m) initial public offering is formally under way, with plans for a July listing.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled last season

F1 teams have final say over Bahrain Grand Prix admits Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone today admitted teams would have the final say over whether they compete in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Calls to drop Bahrain race

The 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix, which is due to take place on 22 April, was in doubt yesterday after it was reported that team sources had suggested a cancellation would not be a surprise and that flights from the Chinese Grand Prix, on 15 April, had been scheduled in order to bypass Bahrain if the race was called off.

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The Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled last season

Bahrain Grand Prix 'can unite country'

The president of the Automobile Federation of Bahrain has called on Formula One to help unify his country, but is unable to offer concrete guarantees over safety.

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Ferrari cash in on new deal with Ecclestone

Ferrari are believed to have followed Fernando Alonso's shock win in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix by concluding a lucrative deal with the Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone, receiving significantly better payments under a new Concorde Agreement to which the majority of teams are said to have agreed over the race weekend.

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