The organisers of the Bahrain Grand Prix remain hopeful that the event can still take place during the 2011 season following its cancellation in March after protests in the country.
The chief executive of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), Sheik Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, said a decision hadn’t been reached, but he remains in contact with the ‘concerned authorities’.
“We are in constant contact with the concerned authorities to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix 2011,” Al Khalifa told the Bahrain News Agency.
“Now that security has prevailed and normal life has returned to Bahrain, thanks to the wise leadership, we are stepping up contacts to host the race anew.”
The FIA has given the organisers until May 1st to request a new date for the rescheduled race.
The organisers of the Abu Dhabi GP have openly stated that they are willing to sacrifice their 13th November slot, with their race taking place in December, if it allows the neighbouring Bahrain GP to go ahead.
The move is more likely motivated by the chance to host the season finale, a slot which the UAE city held in 2010, deciding the championship outcome.