FIA extends deadline for Bahrain GP

Formula One’s governing body has given Bahrain until June 3 to decide if a new date can be set for the Bahrain Grand Prix this year.

The FIA announced the decision on its website on Monday saying the “decision was taken after consultation with the relevant Bahraini authorities and Formula One Management, the international promoter”.

The Bahrain GP was originally scheduled to be the season-opening F1 race on March 13. It was canceled by Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa after anti-government protests in the country.

The FIA had originally set a deadline of May 1 for a decision. The new date coincides with the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council meeting in Barcelona.—Sapa-AP

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