The big story, instead, was that the race even went on at all. That's because F1 made a controversial decision in deciding to return to Bahrain in the midst of turmoil and unrest. The country continues to be a political hotspot in the face of anti-government protests.
The unruly environment actually led F1 to cancel last year's race, and the decision to return for this year's running was a controversial move worldwide.
The race went off without much of a hitch despite being in the middle of a politically charged environment with ongoing protests, but unrest was still high around the track.