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Bahrain looks long term with F1 race

Formula One left Bahrain on Monday with commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone talking of a five-year extension to the race contract and the possibility of switching it to the start of the season next year. "I feel they do a super job and we're more than happy to give them a new contract for five years. I don't see any problems," the 82-year-old billionaire told Reuters at the Sakhir circuit. Bahrain is the most controversial race on the calendar due to concerns about alleged human rights abuses after a bloody crackdown on a 2011 anti-government uprising in the tiny Gulf kingdom. The race was cancelled in 2011 but the last two have proceeded without incident, despite regular...
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