Spain’s Prosecutor’s Office has begun an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement in the awarding of contracts relating to the 2012 Formula 1 race in Valencia. The writ names Francisco Camps, a former president of the Valencia region, Dolores Johnson, a tourism official, and Jorge Martinez, a shareholder in Valmor Sports, the company that acted as the promoter of the event. The courts have been instructed to look into how it was that a small company with no experience in motorsport and only 12 employees was given the job of promoting this major international event. The writ claims that Camps is suspected of misappropriation of public funds and corruption.
What next? Teams pulling off bank robberies?