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Ecclestone Reveals Details Of $44M Bribe; Malaysian F1 Given Thumbs Up
Published March 25, 2013
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MALAYSIA'S THUMBS UP: In Malaysia, Audrey Edwards reported Malaysia has been "given the thumbs up" by Ecclestone. Ecclestone said, "There are no dramas and all the people are very nice and good to deal with." He was commenting on Malaysia playing host to F1 races since '99. Ecclestone added that the Sepang Int'l Circuit will need a "paint job" (STAR ONLINE, 3/23). In Dubai, M. Satya Narayan reported after four consecutive sellouts, the Yas Marina Circuit "will now open its ‘Abu Dhabi Hill’ to accommodate extra spectators" for the '13 F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix -- the fifth running of which will take place on Nov. 3. Organizers announced the start of ticket sales with a 20% early bird discount available until May 31. This year's race will "see an increase in the number of spectators from 50,000 to 55,000" (GULF NEWS, 3/24).