Bahrain is blocking Qatar's plans to join the F1 calendar.
Bernie Ecclestone has admitted Korea is unlikely to make its return to the F1 world championship next year.
Qatar, the small Arab country, looks set to break F1's record for the highest-paying Grand Prix host.
Race at Losail Circuit expected for 2016, or 2017 at the latest.
Frank Williams: "My last big wish is to bring our partnership with Qatar to fruition."
Abu Dhabi has an interest in helding pre-season testing for F1 at Yas Marina
Charlie Whiting inspected the circuit at the time and "was impressed with what he saw"
Pastor Maldonado, Valtteri Bottas and Susie Wolff visited Qatar to further cement the relationship between Williams and Qatar
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