SEPTEMBER 26, 2004
Switzerland clears way for an F1 bid
The lower house of the Swiss parliament has voted in favour of changing the law to allow F1 in Switzerland. The aim, if the money can be found, is to use the sport to boost Swiss tourism. The plan was proposed by politician Ulrich Giezendanner, a member of the People's Party.
Motor racing has been banned in Switzerland since after Le Mans disaster in 1955 when around 100 people were killed when a Mercedes sports car flew into a crowded spectator area.
The next step will be to get full clearance from parliament and then start work on getting the necessary clearances and the funding for a project.
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