APRIL 10, 2000
Brazil gets off lightly
The safety commission was asked to examine whether or not it is a good idea to allow signage to be hung over the track in the future.
The small fine is curious in that Jerez de la Frontera is not allowed to have a Grand Prix because a local dignitary decided that he wanted to be on the podium. There was no safety issue involved and yet the Spanish circuit has been very harshly punished.
Mosley said that the ban on Jerez had later been rescinded following meetings with the Spanish Minister of Sport.