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 €5 to €25, 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.