Hasn't anything kicked off in Abu Dhabi?
http://gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2011/02_Feb/2011-GP2-Asia-Series-Round-2-cancelled/“Following the current events in Bahrain, at the request of the Bahrain Motorsport Federation, it has been decided that the remainder of the meeting which was supposed to take place this week at Bahrain International Circuit is cancelled due to force majeure.”
I don't think Kyalami still has the required circuit licence - the expectations have increased quite a bit since 1993. Pretty sure Losail (Qatar) and Dubai would be Grade A standard, but a bit of a risk moving the race to either of those at short notice.If the FIA and FOM don't cancel the event they are mad. Is Kyalami still listed as and F1 track? If it is why don't they go there?
I think that will be corrected by next year with either (or both) Jules Bianchi and Romain Grosjean in F1. I miss the late 70s and early 80s when there were seemingly dozens of really talented and mercurial French drivers in F1 like Depailler, Arnoux, Jarier, Pironi, Jabouille and Lafitte. It was kind of ironic that as soon as they got a World Champion (Prost) the pool of French talent seemed to dry up... pouf!If a reserve event is set up I hope it's not the spare German race because I don't think anyone wants two races in one country, hopefully Magny-Cours would get it as France should have a place on the calendar even if there are no French drivers.
Ha! That wouldn't float well with the people at Abu Dhabi becuase I seem to remember one of them said they liked the 'prestige' of holding the race most likely to decide the titles.So, basically, the two venues exchange spots on the calendar.
Ahem!Ha! That wouldn't float well with the people at Abu Dhabi becuase I seem to remember one of them said they liked the 'prestige' of holding the race most likely to decide the titles.
If those reports are true then the situtation in Bahrain is going to spiral out of control and many more people are going to be killed or injured. Sadly, these "velvet" revolutions are turning nasty.There are reports of the Bahrain authorities executing protesters and beating up surgeons for operating on injured protesters. If true the Bahrain Royal family have made up their minds that they are not going to go quietly into the night. So this unrest isn't going to end any time soon.