Indian GP could be put off to Dec

"Yes, we are having a look at it," the 80-year-old Briton said at the Spanish Grand Prix when asked about a possible date change, with Bahrain taking India's current October 30 place. "Everything's possible. We could do (move the Delhi race to the end of the season), yeah," he added. "I'm not sure at the moment what I'm going to do. Everything's up in the air.  "I haven't decided about it. We'll see if we have to go to Bahrain."

Bahrain’s ruler said this month that a state of emergency, imposed in March after Saudi-led troops arrived to help clamp down on protests, would be lifted on June 1 — two days before a decision is due on rescheduling the race.

While Bahrain authorities have indicated they want to hold the race, many in Formula One doubt it can go ahead in the current climate.

Vicky Chandhok, president of the FMSCI, said that any date change had pros and cons. He said the final layer of asphalt was currently being laid and the 5.14-km circuit some 35km from New Delhi and would be ready for the Oct 30 race.  "If it is pushed to Dec. 4...we will have the race and then the sixth of December is the FIA world council meeting in Delhi and on the seventh is the annual awards and the eighth is the general assembly.

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