The developer of the new Abu Dhabi formula one circuit has played down reports of a dispute that could threaten the completion of the project.

The developer of the new Abu Dhabi formula one circuit has played down reports of a dispute that could threaten the completion of the project.

The local Arabian Business publication reports that a row has broken out between top consultant companies working on the track, which is scheduled to host the 2009 season finale in November.

Apparently 12 key staff, advising on details of the grandstands and pit buildings, have walked out over wage disputes with another sub-contracted company.

The managing director of the consultants in question confirmed that his employees left the project "because they were not getting paid".

It also emerged recently that Abu Dhabi's F1 management company has undergone a fundamental shakeup, with Richard Cregan replacing Philippe Gurdjian as CEO.

A spokesman for developers Aldar said: "Everything is on schedule. We are happy with the progress on the track. We don't comment on minor issues between sub-contractors."

 

 

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