8 Jun 2011

F1 mulls quick u-turn on Bahrain

1:39 pm on 8 June 2011

The fate of the Bahrain Grand Prix is looking very shaky with formula one teams opposing a controversial decision to reschedule the postponed race and commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone suggesting a fresh vote.

Max Mosley, the former head of formula one's controlling body the FIA, has also weighed in by saying the calendar could not be changed without the written agreement of all the teams, and hopes of holding the grand prix this year look doomed.

The FIA said on Friday that its world motor sport council had agreed Bahrain, scheduled as the season-opener in March but called off due to civil unrest in the Gulf kingdom, would take India's place on Oct. 30.

The inaugural New Delhi event was moved to a date yet to be agreed, as the last race of the season in December.