Bahrain takes control of its race

Bahrain's Minister for Sports & Youth, Sheik Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, has taken over the role as the managing director of the Bahrain International Circuit Co, which is building the Gulf nation's new Formula 1 venue in preparation for the inaugural Bahrain GP next year. He replaces Hans Geist, the former boss of the A1-Ring, who told Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung that he is being retained as a consultant.

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