Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says the Bahrain Grand Prix is unlikely to go ahead this year despite the FIA giving the green light to the event last week.
As criticism continues about the decision by the ruling body to let the event go ahead, Ecclestone told the BBC on Wednesday that the race was "not on" despite the World Motor Sport Council's call last Friday.
Ecclestone admitted the calendar is now unlikely to change because it would need all the teams to agree on the move.
"Hopefully there'll be peace and quiet and we can return in the future, but of course it's not on," Ecclestone told BBC Sport.
"The schedule cannot be rescheduled without the agreement of the participants - they're the facts."
As revealed by AUTOSPORT this week, the Formula One Teams' Association wrote to the sport's chiefs stating that it does not want to race in Bahrain on October 30, the date assigned for the race by the FIA.