I think this case isn't a corruption case in that sense though. It's that the countries say, as there's a GP in their country, that means that the F1 teams are working in their country; and so the teams have to pay taxes to the Indian tax people.
Robbobnob wrote:the teams should just not turn up, if a country wants to claim tax on them they can pay the price of being greedy bastards
+1 Anough the british govenment happily doesnt tax many people who work in the uk, earn thousands and then bugger off home!
For me though the F1 teams are not "earning" as such...are they? They are COMPEATING, its a SPORT after all. The trainers at the commonwealth games were working BUT nothing like this got mentioned then.
This is corruption. Maybe not how it usually goes in India ("Hey man i need to get a permit to build an addition to my house. Sure no problem, i need 3,000,000 rupees for my childs braces. Once i get that, you get your permit") but it is basically extortion.
Everything is set to go and everything has already been agreed upon. Now at the last minute they attempt to say "Hey we need tax money from everyone or else the race doesnt happen." That's the basic definiton of extortion.