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Heat not an issue for Bahrain

Yesterday, we reported that F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone wanted fake rain to spice up the racing, today we report that blistering heat shouldn't be an issue to return to Bahrain.

The two concepts couldn't be further apart, manufacturing difficult conditions to affect a race in one hand and deliberately travelling to a desert in the summer in the other.

Since the postponement/cancellation of the opening race of the Formula One season in Bahrain, all the talk has surrounded F1's attempts to reschedule the Bahrain race for a later date in the 2011 calendar.

That decision now looks set to be made before the opening round of the World championship which will now start in Australia.

'The FIA World Council will meet at the beginning of March and could look into the situation. I have already spoken with FIA President Jean Todt about the possibility of finding a new date and we both agreed that a decision has to be made before the season starts.' Bernie told formula1.com.

The most likely solution looked to be moving the race to the end of the year, travelling the relatively short distance to Bahrain following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, before the season finale in Brazil.

But Bernie has hinted they could make the trip in the summer break, something that appeared out of the question due to it being the only break in the long schedule for teams and the little issue of the average temperature in Bahrain being 38c in August.

'If the Crown Prince is of the opinion that his country is able to host a race we will return to Bahrain. I think the teams are sensible enough even to race in Bahrain in the summer break, and despite high temperatures, because this is the way we can support the country.'








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 2 2011

Time: 11:00AM

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Oil slicks on the corners, big hoses down the straight to make it rain, perhaps some big cannons to fire snakes at Schumacher and some big wind turbines to cool the track and create some sand storms so the drivers cannot see, that will add some excitement!
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