After sitting out the Melbourne season opener, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone will make his 2009 season debut in Malaysia this weekend.

After sitting out the Melbourne season opener, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone will make his 2009 season debut in Malaysia this weekend.

The 78-year-old billionaire opted to remain in London rather than travel to Australia last week, amid speculation he was tying up loose ends relating to his divorce.

But Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker, admitting he was "disappointed" with the Briton's decision to stay away from Melbourne, said last weekend: "He's in London and then he's going to Malaysia."

 

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