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Formula One boss wants Bahrain protests to 'blow away'

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-02-18

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is hoping deadly anti-government protests will cease so the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix can go ahead as scheduled on 13 March.

AP - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is hoping deadly anti-government protests will cease so the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix can go ahead as scheduled.

Ecclestone says a decision over the March 13 opener will come next week with the race in risk of becoming the first one canceled in F1 history.

Ecclestone says, "Our people there say, 'It's quiet, no problems.' I'm more hopeful today... Let's hope this all blows away.'' Ecclestone's comments came as Bahrain security forces fired more tear gas on protest marchers in Manama on Friday.

So far, five people are reported dead and at least 230 wounded from the Egypt-style protests following a brutal crackdown Thursday on a protest encampment in Manama.

Date created : 2011-02-18

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