ABU DHABI - Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has expressed doubts over whether the 2012 Grand Prix race will go ahead as scheduled in Austin, Texas.
Asked about the November race's prospects, Ecclestone says Saturday, "We're trying. It's a bit of an uphill struggle there at the moment."
However, the F1 chief said next year's Bahrain Grand Prix would definitely go ahead despite ongoing trouble in the country.
The World Motor Sport Council endorsed a calendar that schedules the race for April. But there remain concerns among some teams about safety after it was canceled this year because of anti-government protests.
Flanked by Bahrain's crown prince, Ecclestone said he "looked forward to being back" in Bahrain.