Start, Bahrain, 2010

??Bahrain Crown Prince will decide if race happens? ?ǣ Ecclestone

2011 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Start, Bahrain, 2010
Start, Bahrain, 2010

Bernie Ecclestone has said he will leave it up to the Crown Prince of Bahrain to decide whether next month’s season-opening race goes ahead.

Ecclestone told the BBC:

“He will know whether it’s safe for us to be there.

“I’ve no idea. I’m not there, so I don’t know. We won’t advise people to go unless it’s safe.”

The Crown Prince is the son of Bahrain’s king Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifah.

Protests against the country’s ruling monarchy in recent days have seen several fatalities as the police have fired live rounds at the demonstrators.

Update: Many of you know F1 Fanatic reader LAK, who lives in Bahrain. Make sure you read LAK’s view on the situation in the forum here: A Bahraini F1F, the Bahrain GP and how we see it.

2011 Bahrain Grand Prix

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