The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, which is in charge of running Formula One, decided today that it will be hosting races in Bahrain this October, despite the demands of human rights activists and former Formula One president Max Mosley that the race be cancelled following the country’s crackdown on activists. “Mabrook! (Congratulations!) Bahrain will host F1,” wrote Bahrain’s Shaikh Fawaz Bin Mohammad Al Khalifa, the president of the Information Affairs Authority, on his Twitter account.
Despite Crackdown, Bahrain Will Host Formula One This October