After much indecision and frightening silence from the FIA decision makers, it has been finally stated that the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as planned. Last year the race was initially postponed and then later cancelled.
The complex cost USD 150 million to construct, and Bahrain hopes to become the driving force of motor racing in the region. Fat chance. Read those numbers again – USD 150 million.
The race in 2010 was universally boring, with passing almost impossible. Perhaps with the new DRS system it might improve; however, most drivers will be looking over their shoulders wondering if there are any RPG’s out there.
But now that we know it is ‘on’, we will be watching as usual in front of the big screen at Jameson’s Irish Pub (Soi AR, next to Nova Park – turn right into Soi 4 Pattaya Second Road at the Bangkok Bank and follow it round to the right and Nova Park and Jameson’s is on your left). We have the dedicated F1 channel from the UK, with no adverts during the GP and Martin Brundle as the anchor man. The GP begins at 7 p.m. but we will get there well beforehand and enjoy the Jameson’s specials and some liquid lubrication before the race.