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Bahrain '11[edit]

Does the 2011 Bahrain Grand Prix really need to be on this template? Other races have been cancelled in the past and are not on a template like this one. Surely just linking to the page from the 2011 season page will do - this may be confusing to the reader even with the little score through it. Bigdon128 (talk) 06:10, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

I think it makes sense to include it in the template. I'd be more tempted to add other cancelled races to their respective templates, rather than remove the 2011 Bahrain race from this one. I don't think readers will be confused - strikeout is a fairly standard mechanism for indicating cancelled events (see {{Indy 500}} as an example). I have advertised this discussion at WT:F1, since I think not many people will have this template on their watchlist. DH85868993 (talk) 07:08, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm with DH85868993 on this one, largely because there have been so few Grands Prix (especially in recent years) that have been cancelled outright. The cancellation of the race in Bahrain was particularly notable, simply because it was a big talking point throughout the 2011 season. Of all the major events - the OTBD ban, the Hamilton-Massa feud, the change of broadcaster for 2012, the Lotus vs. Lotus court case, the value of DRS and so on - the Bahrain Grand Prix was perhaps the biggest issue. All year long, I saw constant discussions about it. If it's notable enough to have its own article, it's notable enough to be included in the template. Prisonermonkeys (talk) 08:09, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Agree with DH8586893 and Prisonermonkeys, it should be included. I think we should include any former cancelled races (in the other decade templates) that were scheduled to be a part of the championship. Editadam 15:06, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Agreed as well. It was certainly significant enough to have an article, so it should be significant enough to be in the template. - mspete93 15:49, 2 January 2012 (UTC)