Bernie Ecclestone

Ecclestone prepared to give Bahrain until June to decide on race

2011 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Bernie Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone says the Bahrain Grand Prix organisers could be given another month to decide whether they can hold a race this year.

Speaking to Reuters Ecclestone said: “I suppose we’d be safe by early June or something like that.

“Things can change in a couple of weeks… so you don’t know. All of a sudden everything might be peaceful in a month’s time and they are happy to run the event and so we are happy to be there.”

In March the FIA World Motor Sport Council set a deadline of May 1st for the Bahrain Motor Federation to decide if a race could be held in the country this year.

The country declared a three-month state of emergency beginning on March 15th following protests against the government, which were met with a violent response.

2011 Bahrain Grand Prix

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