Well, it should come as no surprise with the unrest in the Middle East that it would eventually affect the Formula 1 racing schedule. Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa determined it would be in the country's best interest along with the FIA's that the Bahrain Grand Prix be canceled for this year. The Bahrain Grand Prix was set to take place March 11th through the 13th with practice at least a week or so prior. So this cancellation was bringing it down to the line for the Formula 1 teams. The next scheduled race is the Australian Grand Prix which will take place March 27th and will start the 2011 Formula 1 season.