On whether security should be increased, Al-Khalifa, who is also one of the 26 members of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council, said: “No, absolutely not.
“It will be life as normal. We’ve never had any violence towards foreigners simply because they are foreigners or in F1.
“There is no violence towards guests of the country, and I don’t think there will be any disruption or danger to anybody coming into Bahrain.”
He said he understood people’s “apprehension” but added: “Anybody who has been there before and comes now will see there is no difference.
“It is why I’m hoping for the race to come as quickly as possible, just to let this community [in Formula 1] see and feel what is really going on in Bahrain.