18 Mar 2014

Missing plane won't stop Malaysian Grand Prix

6:19 am on 18 March 2014

Malaysia's Grand Prix will go ahead as planned this month despite the national crisis over a missing plane.

Race organisers say proceedings will be subdued out of respect.

The chief executive of the Sepang International Circuit, Razlan Razali, says the race will go on and the concert after that will proceed, but it will be sensitive and not go overboard.

The race is set for March 30.

The Sepang circuit is next to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, from where Malaysian authorities are coordinating an international effort to find missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.