Scandal won’t stop Chinese GP – official

Wed, 17 January 2007, 10:04

The Chinese grand prix will go ahead in October despite the Shanghai circuit general manager’s implication in a major corruption scandal, an official says.

Last October, Yu Zhifei was put under investigation for alleged ‘illegal operations’ at the formula one circuit and the misuse of more than $400 million in city funds.

In a news conference on Tuesday, however, the Shanghai F1 promoter’s chairman Mao Xiaohan – referring to the scandal – suggested that “some people acted completely alone”.

“The (circuit), as a corporation, is not involved in the investigation at all,” he is quoted as saying by the newspaper Shanghai Daily.

“Major (events) like the MotoGP and formula one Chinese grand prix will all go ahead as planned.”


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