In the latest round of passing the buck, Bernie Ecclestone says the Bahrain GP will go ahead unless local officials call it off.
With unrest, protests and violence reportedly continuing in the island kingdom there are concerns from several quarters about safety - and F1's public relations image - should the April 22nd race go ahead as scheduled.
That has led to a lot of passing the buck this week as Ecclestone initially said it is up to the teams whether or not they race in Bahrain.
This prompted the teams to state that they have no power over the situation and that it rests with the FIA.
But, in the latest salvo to be fired, Ecclestone has now come out saying whether the race takes place or not is now up to the local Bahraini authorities.
"The race is on the calendar, it's scheduled," said the 81-year-old.
"The only people that can do anything about it is the national sporting authority in the country that can ask for it to be withdrawn from the calendar.
"Unless it gets withdrawn by the national sporting authority in the country, then we'll be there."
The F1 supremo added that he believes sports and politics should not mix.
"When we enter a country in the normal way, we don't deal with the religion or the politics," he said.
"We will go there. If it was a pop singer, they would be there and they would sing.
"We shouldn't get involved with other people's politics in Formula 1 racing."