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Suzuka 'not at risk'

Bernie Ecclestone says its business as usual for the Japanese Grand Prix
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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Caroline - Unregistered

July 24, 2011 4:53 PM

It's good not only for the moral of the Japanese people to have the race, but good for the economy, it not only shows the country is open for business, but according to ING business consultancy, the average positive economic impact of hosting an F1 GP is $85 million, so that's a reasonable boost to the economy too.



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