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Bahrain GP decision to be made within the next month

Formula 1 chiefs will decide if the Bahrain Grand Prix will be rescheduled into the 2011 F1 calendar later in the year, before the new season gets underway in Australia later this month. There have been suggestions that the Bahrain race could be rescheduled for the end of the season as a possible double-header with the nearby Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Formula one boss Bernie Ecclestone spoke the official F1 website on Tuesday and said he has agreed with the FIA that a final decision on the matter will be made in the next few weeks. Ecclestone even hinted that the Bahrain GP could be slotted into the August summer break: "The FIA World Council will meet at the beginning of March and could look into the situation. I have already spoken with FIA President Jean Todt about the possibility of finding a new date and we both agreed that a decision has to be made before the season starts." He added: "If the Crown Prince is of the opinion that his country is able to host a race we will return to Bahrain. I think the teams are sensible enough even to race in Bahrain in the summer break, and despite high temperatures, because this is the way we can support the country." Speaking about the fact that he and the FIA had deliberately kept out of the politics of the Bahrain situation, Ecclestone said: "Formula 1 must never be political - full stop. My job is it to do the best deals possible for Formula One - to secure jobs. Five thousand people have jobs which are directly or indirectly connected to Formula One, and I want to secure these jobs. It is not my business to make politics. We have politicians for that." Image ©Andrew Hone

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