LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – United States appeals court rejected on Friday an attempt by disappointed Formula One fans to get their money back for having to watch the 2005 US Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Reuters report.
The seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, in a 3-0 decision, upheld a ruling that spectators at the 2005 US Grand Prix had no contractual right to a race with a full complement of at least 12 drivers.
Only six drivers took the start of the 2005 race, after all Michelin-shod cars withdrew from the race for safety reasons.
Several fans sued FIA, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp, Michelin and racing teams, saying Formula One rules require a Grand Prix to have at least 12 cars.
They sought a refund for tickets and travel costs, though Michelin has since been allowed to refund ticket costs, the appeals panel said.