SEPTEMBER 12, 2001
Rumors circulate of Monza cancellation
RUMORS were circulating on Wednesday morning that the Italian Grand Prix at Monza might be cancelled as a result of the attacks on New York and Washington and the subsequent ban of certain kinds of flying.
With private aviation currently not allowed by various European countries there are a number of knock-on effects on the F1 circus, not least the fact that Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Television crews are not able to fly to the races on the FOM planes as they usually do. All the executive jets are also banned from flying so that drivers and team bosses will have to make their way to Monza by more conventional routes.
There would appear to be more worries about the CART race at the Lausitzring although we hear that all but one of the drivers are in Europe. There may however be problems with officials who were travelling out late to the race.