Updated:  Official video of the press release from anonymous added.Anonymous hacktivist have today announced an operation aimed at the Formula 1 race in Bahrain this year after last years attacks. Its the second year in a row they have had an operation against the F1 race there and if its anything like last year we are expected to see some of the F1 based sites and Bahrain based tourist sites come under attack from either, ddos, data leaks or simple defacement much like we did see last year. The hacktivist posted a press release message to anonpaste and a video on YouTube (see below)  which announces that the operation will commence on April 14th. > Anonymous Operation Bahrain: Press Release – Grand Prix Formula 1 To Be Shut Down Sunday – April 14, 2013 5:00 PM ET USA Greetings World – We are Anonymous. And we have watched since the last Grand Prix F1 race in Manama, Bahrain. Since last year, we have had millions of eyes trained on the continuing oppression of our freedom loving brethren in Bahrain by the self-made “King” in Manama. Since last year, when Anonymous in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of Bahraini – shut down the Grand Prix F1 race and said “no” to blood racing. One year since Anonymous dumped the personal information including credit card and passport numbers, of all the F1 attendees in Bahrain – and yet Bernnie Eccelstone and the “Royal Family” of Bahrain have learned nothing. So we are coming forward this year to wreck your little party again Mr. Eccelstone. Anonymous will not stand by and allow you a race fueled by the blood of our freedom loving comrades in Bahrain. Beginning with the opening festivities of your little blood race, you can expect the presence of Anons from all over the globe inside your intertoobz. We will remove you from the world wide web, whether you be Grand Prix or Bahrain government – we shall take it all down. We will expose the personal data of any person who supports this race in any way. You have been warned. Once the festivities for this race begin in Bahrain, all bets are off. We call upon Bernie Eccelstone while there is still time; cancel your blood race now. We Are Anonymous We Are Everywhere We Are Legion We Do Not Forgive We Do Not Forget Bernie Eccelstone & Bahrain Royal Family, it’s too late to… EXPECT US —————————————- Anonymous Operation Bahrain – www.OperationBahrain.tk Anonymous Global – www.AnonymousGlobal.tk

Further information for the operation has been put on a site made for it which can be found at [https://www.operationbahrain.tk/](https://www.operationbahrain.tk/). Remember to [follow twitter](https://twitter.com/search?q=opbahrain&src=typd) to keep upto date about the Op.