Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain, 2010

FIA gives Bahrain one-month extension on race deadline

2011 Bahrain Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain, 2010
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Bahrain, 2010

The FIA has granted the Bahrain Motor Federation an extra month to decide whether the Bahrain Grand Prix can go ahead.

A statement issued by the FIA said: “The Federation Internationale de l?ˇďÚ╝ďńˇAutomobile, has granted the Bahrain Motor Federation and the Bahrain International Circuit an extension until June 3rd, date of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Barcelona.

“This decision was taken after consultation with the relevant Bahraini authorities and Formula One Management, the international promoter.”

Bernie Ecclestone said last week he wanted the deadline to be extended.

The original deadline expired yesterday. Bahrain has been under a state of emergency since March 15th following protests against the government, which were met with a violent response.

The season is currently set to end in Brazil on November 27th.

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2011 Bahrain Grand Prix