The Bahrain International circuit has applauded the FIA's decision to race in the island kingdom, saying the security is 'suitable.'
Despite on-going protests and reported violence towards demonstrators, on Friday the FIA declared that Formula One would contest the Bahrain GP next weekend.
"Based on the current information the FIA has at this stage, it is satisfied that all the proper security measures are in place for the running of a Formula One World Championship event in Bahrain," said the statement.
"Therefore, the FIA confirms that the 2012 Gulf Air F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain will go ahead as scheduled."
The decision by motorsport's governing body has been welcomed by the owners of the Bahrain International Circuit.
Their statement read: "The BIC has been clear throughout recent weeks and months the security situation in Bahrain is suitable for the staging of a major sporting event.
"This assessment has been provided by experienced figures, from both inside and outside the Bahraini government, to motor racing entities which have travelled to Bahrain to do their own research.
"The certainty of those assessments have meant the BIC has been able to prepare as usual for the staging of the F1 grand prix and is therefore wholly confident the event will be organised with the efficiency that has been the hallmark of the BIC in the past.
"We hugely look forward both to an exciting sporting occasion and to extending the traditional warm Bahraini welcome to Formula One teams, administrators and fans visiting our country next week."
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