Setting the scene for Bahrain

Setting the scene for Bahrain

Formula 1 is going about its business in Bahrain but, as Edd Straw explains from Sakhir, there's still a feeling of 'casual unease' inside the safe confines of the paddock

Perhaps it was inevitable that Formula 1's arrival in Bahrain would represent something of a damp squib for those anticipating having to dodge Molotov cocktails and petrol bombs from the moment they walked out of the airport.

Aside from a car containing Force India personnel getting caught in a skirmish between protesters and the police while returning from the track yesterday, few have had any problems... so far. But that's not to say that this felt like any other pre-grand prix Thursday.

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