Todt: Bahrain race 'could be cancelled'

Jean Todt has suggested the rescheduled Bahrain Grand Prix could yet be cancelled if the situation there becomes "risky".

Last Friday, the World Motor Sport Council delivered a controversial decision when it announced that the race, postponed in February following pro-democracy demonstrations, would go ahead in October.

The FIA insisted its announcement was based on "a fact-finding mission" and reflected "a spirit of reconciliation", but the mission had in fact taken place whilst a period of martial law was still in place.

"If we have evidence that there is a risk this will be taken into consideration," said FIA president Todt. "Our envoy had many meetings in Bahrain. He found a stable situation, a quiet one, and we unanimously agreed."

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