The student protests are harmful to the Formula 1 race. So says the organizer, Francois Dumontier. “They want to disrupt the weekend, but she’s already succeeded.”
Thus, the traditional open doors day canceled. Also, the race is on Île Notre-Dame for the first time in years, not sold. “I cannot remember when that last happened,” said Dumontier from Montreal Gazzette.
“It depends on the weather, and the hype that occurs on Thursday or Friday, or more cards are sold.”
“Of course I want to sell everything, but do not think that is real,” said the organizer of the race each year since 2001 except for the canceled 2009, more than 300,000 visitors each weekend draws. In 2012 the Anonymous hacking organization ticketing attempt to interfere with data from 130 outlets to publish.
Dumontier fed mainly that the traditional open day on Thursday had to be canceled. “But I wanted the rest of the weekend will not jeopardize,” he says. “Imagine that someone with bad intentions face to face with a driver will be placed? Or that teams questioned the safety and garages were just close? “
“The teams understand my decision, but also regret. I also pulled no satisfaction. “
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