BIC circuit chief Zayed Al Zayani is adamant Bahrain is "not Afghanistan, it's not Syria" and that the teams and drivers will be safe at this weekend's grand prix.
On Friday, the FIA confirmed that the controversial Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead this weekend despite safety concerns in light of the on-going political unrest within the island kingdom.
But, according to motorsport's governing body, the security is "suitable", a sentiment that has been echoed by Al Zayani.
"We wouldn't take a decision on a gamble," he told Reuters.
"I think it's a calculated decision, we've weighed our options and we are committed to the grand prix and to its success.
"I don't think anything drastic will happen. It's not Afghanistan, it's not Syria. I don't see why anything should happen this year that hasn't happened in the previous years."
He added: "You have some stuff going on in villages, but it's nothing that can't be handled.
"I have no doubt at all that Formula One is not a target, not the teams, not the media."
Al Zayani is also adamant that Formula One's arrival will have a "positive" effect on the country.
"The country has gone through a tough year, we are still wounded in some aspects or another and we are on the way to regaining our health, so to speak. I think the race will be positive to the country.
"We need it as a country, we deserve it. I think we have passed the worst of the incidents and we need help to restore the country back on track."
He does, however, admit that demonstrations can be expected as "they (the protesters) will probably look out for the media to try and get their message abroad, which is fine. Let them express their opinion."