New 2011 season finale date undecided

By on Friday, June 3, 2011

Jun.3 (GMM) The Bahrain International Circuit and the FIA have confirmed reports the troubled island Kingdom's postponed race date has been rescheduled for 2011.

Although the governing body is yet to issue a statement to the wider media, sources said the FIA is now confirming October 30 for the Bahrain grand prix.

That means India will need to move its inaugural race, but the precise date is yet to be decided, with teams most unhappy at the prospect of prolonging mechanics' holidays until mid December.

"On behalf of Bahrain, I would like to thank Bernie Ecclestone, Jean Todt and the FIA and the rest of the motor sport community for the support and understanding they have extended to us this year," said Bahrain circuit head Zayed R Alzayani.

Earlier, former FIA president Max Mosley said there was no way he would reschedule Bahrain this year if he was in Todt's shoes.

"Formula one would go to Bahrain over my dead body," he is quoted by Arabian Business. "It cannot happen."

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