Bernie Ecclestone is expected to make a decision soon on whether the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead.
Some of the F1 drivers testing in Barcelona have given their views on the doubts over the race. Here’s what they said:
?óÔéĽ?ôIn terms of priority, we know F1 is not high on the list, they have got things that clearly should come first.
“Its difficult for me to judge the situation in Bahrain. I am a little surprised as it’s always been fine there previously, it has just been quiet.
“However, in the last few weeks and months a lot of unexpected things have happened.”
“I hope its not the case [that the race is cancelled]. But the more time we have, the better it is for us.
“I won’t complain if we have a bit more time given to us.”
?óÔéĽ?ôI haven?óÔéĽÔäót got a clue what is going to happen. I don?óÔéĽÔäót know, I haven?óÔéĽÔäót been told anything. I don?óÔéĽÔäót think anyone knows.?óÔéĽ?Ř
“I don’t know, I have no thoughts. I hope it calms down and we can race.”
“Generally it’s been peaceful there, I can only judge by what I see in the media what’s happening. I think if we go there, it’s safe enough. If not, we probably won’t.
“I’ve heard a few rumours, but nothing overly serious at this stage.
“I think we will have to wait and see after next week to see whether the test and then the race will take place.”
Quotes and additional reporting by Leandra Graves
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