Even a die hard optimist like good old Bernie Ecclestone is slowly veering around to the view that the F1 GP of Bahrain is unlikely this year, given the fact that the ruling family is still facing problems from Shiite protesters who want democracy.  Even though emergency is supposedly lifted there are reports constantly of skirmishes between the police and the protesters often culminating in the lobbing of tear gas shells and firing of rubber bullets.  Given this situation the F1 community has been reluctant to go to the island kingdom and now it seems that a consensus is emerging about not having the GP of Bahrain this year.  That means that the Indian GP will be held as it was originally scheduled, on the 30th of October, 2011.