During the race weekend Bernie Ecclestone said the 2013 race would be on the calendar again, but some team bosses such as Ross Brawn voiced a desire for discussions on the weekend that’s just happened.
I see no reason why the race sould not go ahead as planned. It’s still a year away. When Formula 1 was in Bahrain in 2010, did anyone have any idea that within a year there would be mass civilian uprisings that would force the cancellation of the 2011 race? I know I didn’t. So while the uprising in Bahrain might be alive and well in 2013, it also might have ended one way or the other. There’s no way to tell, so I don’t think we can reasonably make a decision on whether or not it could, should or will go ahead 360 days before it actually happens.
As for Brawn’s comments, I read them as being more a call for discussion over the responsibilities of the sport when placed in a situation like this rather than Brawn saying “the race should not have happened and it cannot happen again”.