A firm November date has been earmarked for a rescheduled Bahrain grand prix in 2011, according to the latest rumour.
The FIA is expected to chime in early this week, after the deadline for the possible rescheduling came and went on Sunday.
On that day, organisers of the Sakhir race - in an otherwise vague official statement - did not rule out hosting the event "in the very near future".
And in Bernie Ecclestone's latest press interview, the F1 chief executive still seemed happy to wait a bit longer for Bahrain's civil situation to improve.
"We need to see how the situation develops," he was quoted at the weekend by Germany's Die Welt.
"We will go there this year if the authorities can guarantee a peaceful and quiet race," added the Briton.