13 Apr 2012

Fi boss says Bahrain race will go ahead

8:57 am on 13 April 2012

Formula One motor racing supremo Bernie Ecclestone insists the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead as the issue overshadowed the lead-up to this weekend's Shanghai race.

The event in Bahrain, which has been roiled by over a year of anti-government demonstrations, has put increasing pressure on Ecclestone and Formula One's world governing body, the FIA, to make a final ruling on the race in Bahrain, which is just 10 days away.

Ecclestone says unless the race gets withdrawn by the national sporting authority in the country, the teams will be there.

Ecclestone will meet with meet the teams in Shanghai today although he insisted that the April 22 race in Bahrain isn't on the agenda.

Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber says the situation is sensitive.