Ecclestone sure Formula 1 will race in Bahrain this year

Bahrain flag on the grid

Bahrain flag on the grid before the start of the 2010 race

It is “100 per cent” certain this year’s Bahrain grand prix is going ahead, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

However, violence has reportedly kicked off once again in the island Kingdom, as anti-government protesters mark the two-year anniversary of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’.

The latest international reports say at least two have already died in the new clashes between the protesters and security forces.

F1 chief executive Ecclestone said earlier this month that he was “100 per cent” sure his sport will race in Bahrain as scheduled this April.

“We’re scheduled to have an event there so we’ll be there the same as last year,” the Briton, referring to Bahrain, said during a recent visit to Dubai. (GMM)