Sepang boss says Malaysia not in mood for grand prix

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Malaysia is not in the mood for next weekend’s Grand Prix at Sepang, says track chief Razlan Razali, even as he  confirmed that the race is on despite the country’s real focus being on the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

On 8 March, the Boeing 777, its crew and 227 passengers disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to China, and despite the involvement of 25 countries in the frantic search, the missing flight has yet to be found.

Now, Malaysia is set to host the second round of Formula 1’s 2014 season.

“People are not in the mood for an event like this,” Sepang Chief Executive Razali told the AFP news agency. “Everywhere, be it on radio, newspaper, TV or social media, it is all about finding MH370.”

However, Razali said there is no doubt that the race will go on.

“Whatever it is, Formula 1 will go on and the concert after that will proceed but we will be sensitive and not go overboard,” he explained. (GMM)

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