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Bahrein GP decision extended until June the 3rd.

Still, finding the right time of the year remains a challenge in a already full calendar.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May 2nd (F1plus Team).- The International Automobile Federation gave Bahrain until June 3 to decide whether it will organize this year's Formula One Grand Prix.

The FIA announced the move via a press release on Monday on its website, which said the decision was made "after consulting the relevant authorities in Bahrain and Formula One Management, the sport’s international promoter”.

The Bahrain Grand Prix was scheduled to be the first race of the season on March 13, but Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa had to cancel due to the onset of mass protests against the regime.

The FIA in its first time around had set a deadline to make a decision for May the 1st.The new date coincides with the meeting of the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA in Barcelona.

However and regardless of the outcome, still remains the problem of relocating the round in the schedule. In 2011, for the first time, the championship would have 20 rounds, which for many (including some drivers and teams) meant a lot. It would be logistically complicated, and even more when knowing that there are only two weeks between the GP of Brazil and Abu Dhabi, which means that there could three races in consecutive weekends.

FIA and F1 have probably thought about possible solutions, but certainly not everyone will be happy when a decision is made. Perhaps the most sensible thing is to wait until next year to reintroduce the Grand Prix.
 

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