Bahrain's formula one circuit will revert to its normal layout for 2011.

Bahrain's formula one circuit will revert to its normal layout for 2011.

This year, the length of the track was lengthened from the usual 5.4 to 6.3 kilometres, with the new loop of eight corners having been installed in 2006 for endurance races.

"Nothing but tight corners," Mark Webber said after seeing the layout ahead of the 2010 season opener. "Accelerate, brake, accelerate, brake ... "

The circuit said in a media statement that the use of the extended layout was only to celebrate F1's "diamond jubilee of the oldest and most prestigious racing series".

"The 2011 ... grand prix will therefore feature the original track layout", added the statement.

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