Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso says he will trust the authorities to make the correct decision about whether the Bahrain Grand Prix should go ahead.
The Spaniard says if the race can help the people then he is happy for it to happen.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will meet the sport's 12 teams in Shanghai on Friday to discuss whether the Grand Prix should proceed.
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Chinese Grand Prix 2012, day one
Friday 13 April: First practice 0255-0435 and second practice 0655-0835; BBC Red Button, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and live text commentary on BBC Sport website.Chinese Grand Prix 2012, day two
Saturday 14 April: Third practice 0355-0505 BBC Red Button and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; Qualifying 0630-0800 BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on BBC Sport website; Qualifying replay 1300-1430 BBC Two and Red Button. Chinese Grand Prix 2012, day three
Sunday 15 April:: Race 0700-1030 BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on BBC Sport website; Race replay 1400-1600 BBC One.