A1 Grand Prix workers still wait for pay

A number of people involved in the A1 Grand Prix in Kyalami in northern Johannesburg are still waiting...

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A number of people involved in the A1 Grand Prix in Kyalami in northern <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Johannesburg are still waiting for their money, almost 10 months after the event.

Those affected include cameramen and other staff working at the event in February.

A1 GP chairperson Tony Teixeira said several weeks ago that a new financial restructuring plan had been put in place to secure the future of the Grand Prix.

This followed an application for liquidation by the parent company A1 Grand Prix operations.

Teixera, who is based in <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on">London, said it was his intention to settle all outstanding creditors.

However, Sonia Perkes of Glamour Mechanics said they were full of excuses when paying staff.

“They are waiting to collect funds, it has been held out and it is going to come right next week and then we will tell you and then no response if you write to them or send another statement and say ‘what is the story now’, you get no answer,” she explained.

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has not been available for comment.