Bahrain GP Rescheduling Difficult - Mercedes Boss

Although Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has hinted in recent days that the Bahrain Grand Prix might return to the 2010 calendar later in the season, some high-ranked figures in the paddock are not so enthused with the idea.

And it's not like they don't fancy a 20-race schedule for the 2010 F1 series, but the forwarded solution for the Bahrain race to still be a part of this year's running – a pairing with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix late in the season – would set an unprecedented triple back-to-back, with three races abroad on three consecutive weekends.

Late in 2010 seems to be the only way to go for Bahrain due to the incredibly high temperatures recorded in the Kingdom during the summer. However, a triple back-to-back would lead to immense traveling efforts from the F1 teams, something that Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug isn't too happy about.

Finding the right gap in the firmly subscribed calendar is going to be a very difficult task,” said the Mercedes boss, according to the SID news agency. “I don't think it's (triple back-to-back) feasible. One must think first and foremost about the staff.”

While Red Bull's Christian Horner insisted however that “nothing is ever impossible,” therefore hinting that he would agree with a late-scheduled Bahrain GP, driver Timo Glock admitted that racing in three consecutive weekends will not pose a problem to F1 drivers at all.

For the drivers we could get it done, I would have no problem with it. But for the team and the mechanics, it's very different and difficult. It's in the hands of the decision makers and hopefully the teams will get involved as well,” he said.
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