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Teams elect to wait over Bahrain

F1 teams leave the fate of the Bahrain Grand Prix in the hands of the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone
F1 teams will leave a decision on whether or not the Bahrain Grand Prix will take place in the hands of the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone following a meeting of the Formula One Teams Association at Catalunya.

Teams met to discuss the ongoing political situation in the Gulf state after more violent political protests in the capital city Manama, which came after the funerals were held of protestors killed in clashes earlier in the week.

The meeting was held to give teams the chance to discuss whether or not the opening round of the season, and the four day test due to start on 3 March, should go ahead but no firm decision was taken, with Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner revealing that the teams had faith in Ecclestone and the FIA taking the correct decision.

"It would be a great shame to lose the race but it's not the teams' decision -- it's down to the promoter,” Horner was quoted by Reuters. “Bernie and the FIA will have much more information than us and we will trust their decisions."

In further news to break overnight, the Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Bahrain due to the ongoing protests, which would appear to increase the possibility of the race being cancelled unless there is a noticeable improvement in the situation.



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Geno - USA - Unregistered

February 19, 2011 2:21 PM

"We trust Bernie". Yet another mistake by FOTA, which proves once again that it is a spineless. What is the purpose of this organization? People who "trust" Bernie wind up in the ditch like Donnington and Indy. He is the world's most open gangster.



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