F1 team arrives in Malaysia, kicks relatives of missing passengers out of hotel rooms.
With news in Malaysia focused on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, many families of the Chinese passengers on board the flight had been staying in the Cyberview hotel in the country’s capital, awaiting word on their loved ones. But when the Ferrari F1 team arrived at the hotel to discover that their booked rooms were occupied, the grieving relatives were politely asked to move out and seek other accommodations.
Despite the fact Ferrari had booked the rooms months in advance, many local and international media outlets were highly critical of the team’s behavior. "When the first Ferrari employees wanted to check in, they were told that their rooms were occupied," reported German newspaper Die Welt. "After heated discussions, the Italians prevailed”. F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone replied, "Imagine what would happen if hotel bookings suddenly become invalid?"