Ecclestone now looking to hold Bahrain race at end of season

2011 Bahrain Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Bahrain, 2010

Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Bahrain, 2010

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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43 comments on Ecclestone now looking to hold Bahrain race at end of season

  1. Toro Stevo said on 3rd March 2011, 22:32

    Just let it go Bernie!

    • somerandomguy said on 3rd March 2011, 23:40

      Yes 19 races is enough there doesn’t need to be a Bahrain GP. Bernie just wants his money.

      • wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 4th March 2011, 2:04

        Yeah if you can’t at the end of the day let it go, 19 races will do.

        He have let go the fine I wonder whether he will let go the fees of hosting a GP,it will be tough for him to cancel the GP.

  2. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 4th March 2011, 1:45

    Moving it somewhere around Abu Dhabi is the best decision as that time the weather will be good also it will cost them less as they will now have two back to back races.

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