Bahrain F1 GP is a no-go for 2011

Posted on Jun 9, 2011 by
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F1 Supremo, Bernie Ecclestone has stated that Bahrain will probably not host an F1 race in 2011, mainly due to the Gulf nation’s on-going civil turmoil. “Hopefully there’ll be peace and quiet and we can return in the future, but of course it’s not on,” the 80-year-old told the BBC.

The Bahrain GP was originally the season opener, but on Friday, the said that Bahrain would be reinstated for October 30, a date scheduled for India’s inaugural race which would then be shifted to a date in December, becoming the season’s finale. But teams have clearly expressed their lack of interest in going to Bahrain on October 30 or extending the season in December for logistical concerns.

On Tuesday former FIA President Max Mosley supported the teams saying, “Until the written agreement of the teams is forthcoming, you can’t actually change the date. It can’t be done,”

Meanwhile many teams are travelling to Canada for Sunday’s race in Montreal.

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