The Executive Director of the Sepang circuit, Razlan Razali called the reason why it was decided to abandon the Grand Prix of Malaysia.
In March, the promoters of the stage and the owners of F1 Liberty Media announced the termination of the contract, which was valid till 2018. The upcoming race will be the 19th and last at least for the foreseeable future.
“Even if we had the most lucrative contract – for example, free of charge, question of entertainment still have not gone anywhere – quoted Razali news Agency Reuters. Personally, I can’t sit at the TV from the first to the last lap for two hours. Under such conditions it is difficult to sell tickets and ensure attendance. Our investments are simply not worth it.
What changes to wow, happened after the departure of Bernie? What did the new owners in terms of sport and organising races? Yes, the fans are now being given more attention. But what has been done to increase the level of ticket sales? I’m talking about the attractiveness of the product, sports and not the level of involvement of the audience.
To sit down and negotiate a new contract with Liberty Media, the return of the Grand Prix not so hard. It is much harder to change the sport side of F1 in the best way.”
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