Haug doubts Bahrain GP rescheduled in 2011

By on Friday, March 18, 2011

Mar.18 (GMM) Norbert Haug on Thursday said he was doubtful the Bahrain grand prix should be rescheduled in 2011.

An FIA spokesman this week said the May 1 deadline for a possible rescheduling is still in place, despite the island Kingdom declaring a state of emergency as unrest continues.

And on Tuesday, FIA president Jean Todt wrote to permanent media pass holders saying "We wish them (Bahrain) well in their ongoing attempts to resolve their issues".

But according to the Times of London, the situation has considerably worsened late this week, with hospitals claiming they were attacked by the regime's forces and violence returning to the protest headquarters at Pearl Square.

"What is happening in Bahrain now confirms that it was the right decision," said Mercedes' Haug, referring to the decision to postpone the 2011 season opener that was scheduled for last weekend.

"I can not imagine that between now and May 1 there will be the conditions to say we can have a race," he added.

"I don't want to prejudge anything, but there are very different priorities (in Bahrain) now than a formula one race," Haug told German reporters.

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