F1 moves to help Japan’s quake victims

The natural disaster in Japan is still wreaking havoc in the country, and Formula 1 drivers have not been left insensible of the events.

Fernando Alonso expressed his condolences immediately after news came through of the disaster.

‘When you are confronted with a tragedy on the scale of what we've seen in Japan, that puts Formula One into perspective, with its tyres, wings, engine sizes and other problems,’the Ferrari driver said. ‘My thoughts today are first and foremost with the victims and their families.’

Sebastian Vettel added: ‘The situation is still unclear, so we have to wait and see what happens, but it's definitely bad enough already.’

Alexander Wurz tweeted that he’d be asking the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) to help the disaster strewn country. Drivers Sakon Yamamoto and Karun Chandhok are also said to be keen to help.

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