A number of tickets for this weekend's F1 2011 Japanese Grand Prix have been freely distributed to those affected by the tsunami, thanks to F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
It is estimated that Ecclestone has spent around £1 million purchasing 3,000 tickets (at an average price of 35,000 yen) and in addition he has also allowed a glove puppet to be commissioned of him, with all proceeds going towards tsunami charities. The puppets cost £29 each.
The news follows on from confirmation that Tonio Liuzzi and Jenson Button will sport special helmets for the 15th round in the championship, with them then auctioned off after the weekend, with all funds going to 'Save Japan' [see separate story - click here
Special portraits of Button, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher have also been produced and will be sold off in aid of victims of the disaster.