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Protests pick up steam ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix race in Bahrain

Last year's race in Bahrain was canceled twice because of the unrest, but the sport's governing body said Friday the race would go ahead as planned, despite tension on the country's streets.

(CNN) Manama - Bahrain says a car carrying members of team Force India was not the intended target of a petrol bomb thrown by protesters, a claim that comes as the opposition accuses the Gulf kingdom of cracking down on demonstrations in the run up to the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The claim by the government comes amid mounting fears that civil unrest in the Gulf kingdom could upend Sunday's race and pose a threat to Formula One teams and fans.

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