Written by Staff Writer
29 Mar, 2014 | 8:47 pm
Relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been forced out of their hotel this weekend so that the F1 Ferrari team could move in.
More than a dozen families are staying at the Cyberview Hotel in Kuala Lumpur where they have been receiving updates on the missing plane.
However, Ferrari’s team has also arrived for tomorrow’s Grand Prix and they booked out rooms at the hotel before the Boeing 777 vanished.
Bernie Ecclestone told NBC News: “I feel terribly, terribly sorry for these people. But it is up to the hotel.
“What would happen if you told somebody that they no longer had a booking? You would get sued, I’d imagine.
“If you have a booking at a hotel, what are you supposed to do?”
He added that teams make their own travel arrangements for the 3,000 people involved in the race.
Ferrari told Daily News Autos: “We are deeply saddened by the unfolding events for the families of those missing on Malaysia Airlines flight.
“We did not receive any request to change hotel from Cyberview nor were we made aware that some families were staying at this hotel.
“The reservation was made in May last year following the 2013 Grand Prix.”
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