Ecclestone gives Bahrain GP decision extra time

Bernie Ecclestone has given the Bahrain GP organisers more time

Bernie Ecclestone has given the Bahrain GP organisers more time

Formula 1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone is set to give more time to the Bahrain Grand prix organisers, who are trying to reschedule the race after it was cancelled earlier this year.

Political turmoil and civil unrest caused the event to be called off, and with tension in the region still high, the Grand Prix is still in doubt.

With this in mind, Ecclestone has said that he is willing to allow another month to the organisers:

"We need to wait a little bit to see exactly how progress is made. 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 World Motor Sport Council set a deadline of May 1st for the event. However, with a state of emergency in place until the 15th May, and travel offices warning against travel to the Gulf state, there appears to be no end in sight yet to this debacle.

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