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Formula One: MH370, rain clouds loom over Malaysian GP

Published on Mar 30, 2014 6:38 AM

SEPANG, Malaysia (AFP) - Teams and spectators will pause to remember victims of the mysterious MH370 plane disappearance on Sunday in a sombre start to a Malaysian Grand Prix which looks likely to be packed with incident.

Organisers will hold a minute's silence before the Formula One race for a tragedy which has deeply affected national sentiment and put a brake on ticket sales.

Drivers will wear helmet stickers reading "Pray for MH370" and the Malay-language "Doa Untuk MH370", and cars will also carry messages of support after 239 people were presumed killed in the missing jet.

"We remind ourselves that this is a huge international event, regardless of our state of mourning. The world will be on us to see how fragile or how strong (we are)," Sepang circuit chief executive Razlan Razali told Agence France-Presse.

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