Brazilian GP: No postponement just yet
Bernie Ecclestone is fighting to save the Bahrain GP. The curtain-raiser event had to be cancelled because of civil unrest in the Gulf state, but the F1 supremo has not written it off entirely: "If peace is restored to Bahrain, we'll race there. We will find some way of doing it."
The teams have declined the option of staging the race during the summer break in August, and Ecclestone himself has said that the temperatures in Bahrain at that time of year would be too inclement. Instead, he is hoping to slot the Bahrain GP in just before the grand finale to the season in Brazil and postponing the Grand Prix there from its original weekend (27th November) by one or two weeks.
"We are currently engaged in discussions about a possible change of date for the Brazilian GP," a spokesman of the race organisers told Autoblog UK. "But so far, we have not had a response from the FIA. Consequently, we are still working on the basis that the race at Interlagos will be held on 27th November." Tickets are already being sold with this date stamped on them.