Tight security measures in place for Bahrain GP weekend

Formula One World Championship, Rd4, Bahrain Grand Prix Practice, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday 20 April 2012.

Bahrain is tightening up security measures for this weekend’s Formula 1 race in the island kingdom

“The plans will be implemented based on our studies and the experience gained during the events of previous years,” said the Sakhir circuit’s head of security, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Security in Bahrain has always been a relevant topic, particularly since the civil uprisings of 2011.

Again ahead of the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix, opposition groups are reportedly organising disruptive anti-Formula 1 protests.

According to Arabian Business, the opposition is urging Bahrainis to burn race tickets and sabotage Formula 1-themed billboards.

“There are conflicts all around the world, but that does not mean banning or stopping sports activities as it has nothing to do with those issues,” argues parliamentarian Ahmed Al Sa’ati. (GMM)

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