Monaco: The Indian Grand Prix could be moved to the second weekend in December as Formula One's season-ending race, Ferrari principal Stefano Domenicali said on Friday.
The governing FIA's world motor sport council is due to decide next week whether the postponed Bahrain Grand Prix can be reinstated on the Formula One calendar after it was called off as the March season-opener.
If it is, despite many in the sport having reservations about going to a country that has been under martial law since a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests, then it is likely to take India's current Oct. 30 slot.
Team bosses met Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone in the Monaco Grand Prix paddock on Thursday to talk about the situation and possibly extending the championship well beyond the current final round in Brazil on Nov. 27.
Ecclestone told reporters afterwards that "India would move to December" under that scenario.
"What we have discussed on Thursday is related with some possibility of a calendar that will be presented to the world council on Friday," Domenicali told reporters in the Ferrari motor home.
"That would shift the last date, not to the first week of December but to the second week. So this is quite a tricky calendar, if I may say," added the Italian.
A Dec. 11 date would be the latest finish to a season since the 1963 championship.