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Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011

No precautions for nuclear risk insists Alonso

It is business as usual for formula one this weekend despite earlier fears about the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Red Bull denied reports it made special arrangements for Suzuka to avoid contaminated food, and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso said his own routine is also unaffected. "Nothing special," he is quoted by Spain's AS newspaper, "there is no danger, not with the food, the shower, nothing." His countryman Jaime Alguersuari agrees: "There has been paranoia but I'm the same, just like if I was in Barcelona." Alonso said […]

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011

Red Bull taking own food to Japan

Red Bull is shipping its own food to the Japanese grand prix this weekend. It is in the country, ravaged by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis earlier this year, that Sebastian Vettel will likely wrap up his 2011 title. Due to the concerns about radioactivity, Red Bull has modified its usual routine for the preparation of food for the 80-person race team, reports Bild am Sonntag newspaper. Usually, perishables like meat, fruit and vegetables are bought locally, but for the Suzuka round Red Bull […]

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Q&A with Kamui Kobayashi ahead of his home race

A home Grand Prix is always a very special and emotional race for any driver, and many have claimed just seeing their fans can give them extra impetus. However, for Kamui Kobayashi his return to Suzuka, where the team scored its best result of 2010, will be very poignant after the devastation caused to Japan this year. The country’s sole Formula One driver shares his thoughts about the situation his beloved country has found itself in, his initiatives to help the victims and their families, […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Japan crisis to also affect F1 - Ecclestone

Apr.26 (GMM) Attendance at the Japanese grand prix later this year will surely be affected by the country's earthquake and nuclear crisis.

That is the view of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, as according to a report in the Daily Mail he is alre...

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Button wants permission for Japan charity visit

Mar.27 (GMM) Jenson Button is hoping McLaren lets him fly into disaster-ravaged Japan.

The 2009 world champion, a long-time Honda driver with a Japanese girlfriend, is raising money for the country's anguished citizens following the recent and unfold...

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011

F1 figure confident Suzuka race not threatened

Mar.25 (GMM) Kamui Kobayashi's manager is confident the Japanese grand prix will take place as scheduled later this year.

With much of the country in turmoil due to the recent and unfolding earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, it is feared that Oc...

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

F1 drivers to discuss Japan reaction on Friday

Mar.23 (GMM) Formula one drivers will discuss an appropriate reaction to the Japanese disaster during their meeting on Friday.

Numerous members of the F1 circus have expressed shock and sadness at the recent and unfolding earthquake, tsunami and nucl...

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan disaster shocks F1 world

Mar.14 (GMM) The formula one world has expressed shock and sadness amid the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster.

The disaster struck while the F1 world, including Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi, was testing in Barcelona late last week.

"My cou...