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Bahrain F1 ends without disruption despite protests

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Police clashed with Shiite demonstrators on Sunday only hours ahead of Bahrain's Formula One, but a massive security presence prevented any disruption to the race itself as Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag. 

A Bahraini protester walks behind a fence during clashes with riot police following a demonstration on April 19, 2013, in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. Police clashed with Shiite demonstrators on Sunday only hours ahead of Bahrain's Formula One, but a massive security presence prevented any disruption to the race itself as Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag.

The Grand Prix was overshadowed by sometimes bloody clashes away from the circuit which dragged Formula One bosses into controversy for a second year in a row.

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