Government support for Malaysia's formula one race has waned, according to Sepang circuit boss Razlan Razali.

Government support for Malaysia's formula one race has waned, according to Sepang circuit boss Razlan Razali.

It has been a quiet promotional build-up to the 2009 edition, and Razali blames the Malaysian government's indifferent tourism ministry.

Recent reports indicate that ticket sales are also down.

"There's only so much that we can do," he told the New Straits Times.

"We simply don't have the budget to transform KL (Kuala Lumpur) into an F1 city. We don't see the tourism ministry doing their part, although this is an event that has direct impact on their area and it helps them the most," Razali added.

He said the government has not been involved at all in the promotion of the race overseas.

"The F1 race has been put aside," said Razali.

 

 

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