Date: 18th February 2011 at 10:24am
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A decision on whether the opening race of the season in Bahrain will go ahead as scheduled will be made next week.

Unrest in the Middle East has caused the cancellation of the GP2 Asia race this weekend, while F1 teams were set to fly out to the track for testing on March 3rd.

?We?ll make a decision by Tuesday or Wednesday. If things stay as they are today, the answer is no,? Bernie told ReutersReuters. If it’s not quietened down by Wednesday, I think we will have to cancel probably.’

F1 teams are likely to discuss the possiblity of doing the final testing sessions elsewhere, but that is an unlikely option for the race itself.

Four people have been killed and hundreds injured following political protests in the country this week.