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KICKED OUT BY FERRARI: Family members of missing Malaysian flight MH370 passengers have been asked to leave the Cyberview resort (pictured here) as Ferrari had reserved the rooms ahead of the 2014 Malaysian GP. Image: Cyberview Resort

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Ferrari will build Ferrari Land, a new Prancing Horse (Ferrari emblem) theme park, inside the PortAventura hotel outside Barcelona in Spain.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Controversy has erupted after relatives of the missing Malaysia aircraft MH370  flight passengers had to change hotels, when the Ferrari team touched down for the 2014 Malaysian GP to be held on Sunday (March 30).

German newspaper Die Welt reported that Ferrari had reserved rooms at the Cyberview hotel which meant grieving relatives had to move out.

The report read: "When the first Ferrari employees wanted to check in, they were told that their rooms were occupied. After heated discussions, the Italians prevailed."

'I FEEL VERY SORRY'

A hotel spokesperson confirmed: "It is true that the Chinese families were here, but they are already gone as we are fully booked due to the F1 race."

Die Welt added that the hotel arranged alternative accommodation near the Kuala Lumpur airport for the passengers' families.

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone commented: "I feel very sorry for the families of the passengers, but ultimately the decision lies with the hotels. Imagine what would happen if hotel bookings suddenly become invalid?"

Welt newspaper said that hotel rooms for F1's vast travelling circus were booked "months, sometimes even years in advance".

The Malaysian flight MH370 went missing in early March 2014. The aircraft has yet to be found.

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