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Caught doing WHAT?

Caught doing WHAT?

14 Apr, '0716 Comments

Whilst returning from a day at the circuit he penned at Sakhir to his hotel in the capital Manama, the German engineer was stopped by police on a motorway for exceeding the 100kph speed limit by 50kph, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick. Apparently Tilke was taken to the police station for no less than […]

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Math skills are good to have

2 Apr, '0710 Comments

For instance, when someone tells you that Bahrain will receive a “flood of 100,000 fans” for the forthcoming F1 (people, not those devices which circulate the air), and you know that the maximum capacity of that venue is 45,000 that means that either someone seriously miscalculated the popularity of that sport and undervalued the capacity […]

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Bernie’s perfect opportunity

Bernie’s perfect opportunity

21 Mar, '077 Comments

The Middle Eastern state Qatar is the latest name that can be added to a list of prospective future venues for grands prix. Referring to his country’s existing race, and Abu Dhabi’s newly confirmed grand prix for 2009, Bahrain finance minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said: “Qatar is also planning to follow the […]

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Bahrain’s F1 to stay

Bahrain’s F1 to stay

29 Jan, '0718 Comments

The Bahrain Grand Prix extended its contract with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Monday. The original deal with Bahrain, which hosted its first race in 2004, was due to expire in 2008 — but the new contract reportedly runs to 2013. No official details on the length or cost of the deal were available. […]

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We Own McLaren!

We Own McLaren!

11 Jan, '079 Comments

We, as in the “Royal” We, as in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as in Mumtalakat Holdings, the totally Bahraini government owned company which is supposed to also own all of the government companies and companies which the government has a better than 50% stake in, nows owns 30% of McLarren! How sweet is that? Here’s […]

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