Date: 3rd March 2011 at 1:45pm
Written by:

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone believes that F1 will return to Bahrain this season.

‘I’m hoping beyond hope things settle peacefully and we find a slot later in the year,’ Ecclestone told the BBC.

A final decision will be made when the sport’s governing body the FIA meet on Tuesday, but it is looking likely that the F1 circus will role into Bahrain following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 20th November assuming that the political unrest in the country is resolved in time.

‘If there is peace in Bahrain then we will be there, we will find a way.’

If the race is added to the schedule as the penultimate race of the season it isn’t obvious whether the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos will remain on the 27th November, or whether it will be pushed back into December.