F1 » Bahrain: August out, November likely, decision Tuesday?

Having now backtracked on his suggestion to reschedule the postponed Bahrain Grand Prix during F1's summer break, Bernie Ecclestone has reverted to chasing a November slot for the race - and there could even be a decision by Tuesday

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March 04, 2011 10:55 AM

I can't work this out. He has an obligation to sponsors to provide a certain amount of races...however, Bahrain deserve to lose the race! Bernie would strip any other country of their GP if they had the same issues. He would impose the penalty fee ( which in turn goes back to the sponsors ) so why is he being so nice? Weird, very weird!


March 04, 2011 11:25 AM

dts. " Bahrain deserve to lose the race!". why? this is a relatively peacful country, and if all is quiet in november, then the race should go ahead. are you saying that korea should be cancelled, and india etc? perhaps the gp will give some of the inhabitants something to look forward to!

renegade - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 11:38 AM

The protests in Bahrain continue day after day! The reason we don't hear about them is because Lybia is a bigger more violent story in the eyes of the media. Just because we don't hear much doesn't mean nothing is happening!!

aaa - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 12:40 PM

@renegade - Spot on, the Bahrain protests are still happening. The media are just reporting on newer stories because they get more interest. It's the same reason that bombings in Iraq are rarely reported anymore - they're still happening, the media have just run out of things to do with it...

Taz - Unregistered

March 04, 2011 1:06 PM

I think DTS is on to something, other races wouldn't have been treated so charitably if they'd failed to host the event, how much money has the Prince given Bernie.......it all stinks

Calvin _

March 04, 2011 4:26 PM

There are much better tracks in the world than Bahrain. The fact that BE still want Bahrain tells you all you need to know. That the organisers there are willing to pay him what he wants and the others aren't.

BE's priorities are money before spectacle. If the race is good, that is purely secondary.

Mark _

March 04, 2011 11:14 PM

At that point in the season if the race had to be canelled again it would most likely have drastic consequences for those still in contention for the WDC. If they are dead set on doing this then they need to have a back-up venue in place so that the title fight is not ruined.

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