Bernie Ecclestone has told the BBC the Bahrain Grand Prix will not happen this year.
Ecclestone said: “Of course it’s not on”.
He added: “The schedule cannot be rescheduled without the agreement of the participants – they’re the facts”.
Yesterday Max Mosley warned the FIA’s plan to hold the race in October, announced on Friday, would have to be given unanimous approval by the teams.
Following that the teams told the FIA, FOM and Bahrain International Circuit they did not think it was feasible to hold the race this year.
Ecclestone added he hoped the race might be held in the future.
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