Organisers of this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix will not confirm reports that the season-ending event could be pushed back to an early December date in order to accommodate a rescheduled Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Middle Eastern round was meant to kick off the championship season next weekend until it was cancelled due to ongoing political upheaval on the island kingdom. But with the situation in Bahrain seemingly easing, F1 organisers are looking to slot the race into a later date on the calendar, with a double-header after the penultimate race at Abu Dhabi looking the most likely option.
Accommodating this change without rescheduling the Brazilian race would see the sport attempt three flyaway races in three successive weekends, which is not only a logistical nightmare, but also a feat never before attempted in the sport’s history.
But pushing back Brazil’s race into the month of December would itself cause problems, as that month also marks the kick-off for the national football championship
A spokesman for the Interlagos event told Globo Esporte that the race’s organisers have not yet been consulted or asked about any possible date change for the event, which is currently set to occur on November 27.
The FIA World Motor Sport Council is set to meet on Tuesday, when it is believed an decision about any possible rescheduling of the Bahrain Grand Prix will be made.
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