FIA to rule on F1 race in Bahrain

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.