Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Greedy Ecclestone's Malaysian GP Fiasco

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone's decision to delay the start time of the Malaysian Grand Prix, despite advice from the locals, was yet another example of how he runs the sport - like a private fiefdom with no regard to the fans and purely to further line his already bulging pockets.
The usual start time for the race was delayed allegedely to enable viewers in Europe to watch the Grand Prix whilst eating their breakfast on the Sunday morning rather than having to get up at an unearthly hour.
The true reason was so that Mr Ecclestone could sell more attractive television advertising slots and feed his greed once more.
As predicted by the locals, the race was rain affected and could not be completed due to failing light making it unsafe to continue.
I don't imagine Mr Ecclestone will consider reimbursing the Malaysian fans who had saved up their hard earned cash to see a full Grand Prix or those who spent thousands of pounds travelling from Europe or North America.

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