OCTOBER 6, 1997
Will Malaysia ever happen?
MALAYSIA's financial problems have continued in recent days with the ringgit once again diving against the dollar as currency speculators frantically sell their ringgit.
In motor racing terms this means that if Malaysia wants to hold a Grand Prix the whole process will cost 25% more than had originally been planned and funding of Sauber Petronas Engineering will have gone up by a similar margin.
It may be that the cost of a Grand Prix and a high profile racing engine business will become too much for the battered Malaysian government to be able to justify.