Commentators around thee sporting world are in agreement with the decision to cancel the Bahrain Grand Prix due to the continuing unrest in the kingdom.
The race, which was scheduled to kick off the Grand Prix season on March 13th, has been deferred till later on in the year.
BBC motor racing commentator Eddie Jordan was firmly behind the decision : "There's absolutely no way the race could have gone ahead at present.
"For a start, there's a lot of shooting still going on and a stray bullet could have damaged any number of very expensive cars. Decades of cutting edge technology have gone into the production of these babies and it would be tragic if they got even a scratch on them.
"Moreover, its not outwith the bounds of possibility that some trouble makers fleeing from security forces might try to hijack some of the machines and drive them off. We just couldn't take a chance that any of the teams would be disadvantaged in any shape or form.
"I just hope that none of the track has been affected. We don't want any of the cars to have to negotiate potholes. It would make a farce of the whole thing".