F1 officials have insisted that the Japanese Grand Prix in October isn't at risk despite the fact that the nation is still coming to terms with the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck back in March.

More than 15,000 people died following the quake, which also caused substantial damage to the nuclear power plant at Fukushima.

A number of partial meltdowns followed at the plant, which led to concerns about the possibility of a major nuclear crisis.

Despite health threats caused by the Fukushima incidents, Suzuka circuit bosses insist that the earthquake and tsumani will have no impact on the F1 race later this year due to the fact that the circuit us located some 500km from the nuclear plant.

According to a report by the Associated Press, commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone is to purchase 3000 tickets for the race himself to give away to fans - insisting that 'the race will go on as usual'.

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