Bernie Ecclestone says Malaysia Grand Prix needs 'paint job'

Ecclestone, 82, also said organisers needed to attract bigger crowds to Sepang, which is about an hour's drive from the capital. But he welcomed the prospect of Malaysia extending beyond its current contract, which expires in 2015.

updated: March 23, 2013 13:59 IST
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Sepang, Malaysia: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has backed the Malaysian Grand Prix to continue past its current contract but said the tired Sepang circuit needed a "paint job", a report said Saturday.

Ecclestone said he had "no dramas" with Malaysia's Formula One grand prix, now into its 15th edition, but organisers needed to complete their ongoing, multi-year refurbishment of the racetrack near Kuala Lumpur.

"They need to finish what they started. It is obviously not the same as Singapore. Maybe because they don't spend the money," he said in a telephone interview, according to The Star.

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