Bernie Ecclestone has abandoned his plan to hold the Bahrain Grand Prix in August in favour of a slot next to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ecclestone told the BBC “I’m hoping beyond hope things settle peacefully and we find a slot later in the year.
“If there is peace in Bahrain then we will be there, we will find a way.”
Just two days ago Ecclestone said he was planning to hold the race in August, one of the hottest months of the year in Bahrain.
He now intends to hold the race the week after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which may mean moving the Brazilian Grand Prix back by a week.
The Abu Dhabi race organisers have already said they’re willing to have their race next to the Bahrain event on the calendar.
2011 Bahrain Grand Prix
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- Bahrain Grand Prix officially dropped for 2011
- FIA reveals Ecclestone’s 11th hour attempt to save Bahrain race
- Bahrain drops bid to host race in 2011
- FIA asks Ecclestone to submit new 2011 calendar
- Ecclestone says Bahrain race won’t happen in 2011
- Teams have to approve new Bahrain date – Mosley
- How should FOTA react to the Bahrain decision?
- Bahrain Grand Prix reinstated on 2011 F1 calendar
- Ecclestone says teams support return to Bahrain
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