Horner "its a sqeeze"

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said this year's race calendar "is a bit of a squeeze" and that it may be hard to re-schedule the ex-season opening event (Bahrain). The race was set to take place on the 13th of March, but due to riots over political reasons, the FOM (Formula One Management) and race organisers both decided it would be best to cancel/postpone the race. "It will certainly be a challenge to accommodate. But nothing is ever impossible," Horner told BBC Sport. "It's a very busy calendar this year. Already now, at the end of November, we'll have finished 19 races. It was the right decision," he said. "Obviously the country's got bigger issues than a Formula 1 race at the moment. It was only right and appropriate to postpone. It was Bernie [Ecclestone's] decision, along with the Crown Prince. It's not down to the teams to decide which races we go to or not, and ultimately we trusted in Bernie's judgement. It's a great circuit, and a great country to race in, and we've always been made to feel very welcome there. Hopefully we'll be back there with F1 cars before long. For us it's not too bad logistically to accommodate the switch. The cars hadn't left for Bahrain that was the critical point."

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