Storms damage Shanghai circuit

Tue, 7 August 2007, 02:25

Severe weather in Shanghai last week has affected the circuit’s preparation for the Chinese grand prix in October.

The local newspaper Shanghai Daily said gale force winds damaged guard rails and destroyed four grandstands at the venue.

“We may not repair the damaged stands this year as dismantling the seats, clearing debris and rebuilding work all require time,” Wang Ying, the Shanghai circuit’s deputy general manager, said.

He insisted, however, that the race will go ahead, and that ticket holders for the damaged grandstands would be accommodated elsewhere.

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