1 Jun 2011

Bahrain wants F1 race this season

1:26 pm on 1 June 2011

Bahrain Grand Prix organisers have asked Formula One's governing body to reschedule rather than cancel this year's race.

The Gulf kingdom was scheduled to host the opening race of the 2011 season but it was called off amid civil unrest.

Governing body, the FIA, will meet this weekend to discuss the future of the race and, for the first time, Bahrain say they are ready to hold the Grand Prix.

If Bahrain is restored to the 2011 calendar, it has been suggested it could become the penultimate race of the season.