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Pressure on the Formula One authorities continued to build today as a man was found dead following clashes with police in Bahrain.

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David Cameron resisted pressure to call for the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix today, insisting it was a matter for the Formula One authorities whether the race should go ahead on Sunday.

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Safety fears limit Force India practice session

Force India are to play a limited role in second practice later today ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix due to safety concerns.

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.

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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.

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.

Spectators hit in rally car collision

A spectator was in a "life-threatening" condition last night, after being hit by a rally car, according to Grampian Police.

Bernie Ecclestone spoke to the media yesterday

Bahrain? It's perfectly peaceful, claims Formula 1 chief Ecclestone

Grand Prix to go ahead as planned, despite fears protesters will try to disrupt the event

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.

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