Formula One’s governing body will decide Friday whether to
reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix for later this season, with some
drivers and team officials saying the race should be scrapped.
Bahrain organizers say they are ready to host the race, which
was to open the season but was postponed following anti-government
protests in February that eventually left at least 30 dead
following a brutal crackdown.
The Bahraini government lifted emergency rule on Wednesday. The
FIA’s World Motor Council will decide on rescheduling when it
gathers in Barcelona on Friday.
Local organizers are hoping for a date around the Nov. 13 Abu
Dhabi GP, which could push the season into December. F1 boss Bernie
Ecclestone is in favor of the proposal.