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Bahrain is in the headlines yet again, ensuring formula one's return to the troubled island kingdom in just over a month remains controversial.

Wire news reports and amateur video footage claim police clashed violently with a crowd following the funeral of a man who died during recent street protests.

Asked about Bahrain in a new interview with F1's official website, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone answered: "What about it?

"The (race) organisers say that they have everything under control and for now I think we should believe them."

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