The Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia will donate some of the proceeds from ticket sales for this week's pre-season F1 group test to the victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti earlier this month.

The news was revealed by the Spanish track's director-general, Julio Garcia, as seven of the 13 teams in F1 2010 - defending world champions Mercedes Grand Prix as well as McLaren-Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault, Williams, Sauber and Scuderia Toro Rosso - prepare to compare themselves against one another for the first time this year.

Ticket prices range from EUR5 to EUR25, and some of that will go towards helping the devastated Caribbean country to be rebuilt following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake - the most severe in more than two centuries - that struck on 12 January, destroying Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, leaving over 150,000 people dead and three million more homeless.

"Fans who buy a ticket for the tests in Valencia will also be performing a humanitarian act to help after a tragedy," affirmed Garcia.


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