The request to hold a Bahrain Grand Prix in 2011 has been officially withdrawn by the event's organisers.
The race was initially due to be the season opener earlier this year, but was postponed due to political unrest in the region.
Last week it was announced that the race would be rescheduled for the end of October, but this decision was not received well, and was protested by teams, fans and politicians.
Formula One is expected to return to Bahrain in 2012.
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