FEBRUARY 1, 2006

Swiss reject racing law

The Swiss federal government has rejected plans to allow motor racing competitions in the country. The Upper House of the Swiss Parliament (known as the Bundesrat) has decided against cancelling the ban on racing which has existed since 1955. The argument put forward was that such an event would increase pollution and impair the quality of life in Switzerland. The politicians also argued that a Formula 1 race would offer little economic benefit.