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Bahrain Grand Prix race plans axed

Formula One Grand Prix organisers in Bahrain say they will not pursue plans to stage the rescheduled event in October.

Bahrain International Circuit chairman Zayed R Alzayani issued a statement saying: "It has been made clear that this fixture cannot progress and we fully respect that decision."

The Bahrain GP was originally scheduled to open the F1 season in March but was cancelled due to political unrest.

Last week, F1's world governing body announced a new date for the Bahrain GP in October, sparking criticism from fans, some officials and driver Mark Webber.

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