Max Mosley will once again not attend the Bahrain grand prix, circuit boss Martin Whitaker has confirmed.

Max Mosley will once again not attend the Bahrain grand prix, circuit boss Martin Whitaker has confirmed.

A year ago, in the midst of the FIA president's sex scandal, the Gulf Kingdom's royal family asked the embattled Mosley to stay away despite his scheduled visit.

Whitaker, however, told the local Gulf Daily News that the 68-year-old's confirmed absence in 2009 is nothing to do with the sadomasochistic saga.

Whitaker's on Thursday was also a rare voice of support for the new 'gold medals' system of scoring for the 2009 F1 season.

"Sports is all about winning, not necessarily consistency, so I think this change is of huge relevance," he said during a media event at the Sakhir venue.

The track is scheduled to host round four of the 2009 world championship late next month.

 

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