Australian GP race boss rules out Melbourne night race 16 March, 2013 Sir Jackie Stewart (centre) with Andrew Westacott AGPC Chief Executive Officer (second right), and Patrick Boutellier General Manager Rolex Australia (second left) Australian Grand Prix boss Andrew Westacott has ruled out organising a Melbourne night race. Recently, from the paddock of the final winter test in Barcelona, drivers Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo, and team boss Christian Horner, called on the Australian promoters to install floodlights so that the action can be held after dark in future. Bernie Ecclestone has been pushing for it for years, because the season opener could be beamed live to the bulk European audience at a better hour. But Westacott is quoted by Speed Week: “How are we going to do that?” “We are in the middle of a city park, not to mention the huge cost to set up the lighting. And it wouldn’t just be for the track, but for basically the entire park. It’s unthinkable,” he added. Related NewsDecision on Red Bull Melbourne disqualification appeal on TuesdayRed Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new eraRed Bull deny dropping Ricciardo disqualification appealHamilton admits he did not want to stop in MelbourneRed Bull appeal to be heard in Paris on 14 AprilRed Bull disqualification appeal may take several weeksAustralian GP chairman Ron Walker steps downRed Bull file papers to appeal Ricciardo disqualificationBriatore: Now we have drivers forced to behave on the track like accountantsTech Talk: We explain why Ricciardo was disqualified as Flowgate becomes F1′s latest saga Adam22 Pretty easy, everyone bring a touch!