Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has invited 60 people from disaster-affected area in Japan to his home grand prix next month. His initiative will see a group of children and their parents – 60 people in total – attend the Japanese Grand Prix weekend at Suzuka.
The children are members of the "MJC Ensemble", a girls' choir group who mainly perform in the Minami-Soma city of the Fukushima Prefecture.
"I hope the children from Minami-Soma have an enjoyable weekend," said Kobayashi, Formula 1's sole Japanese driver.
"I will make sure they are well looked after in terms of their travel, accommodation, etc. I will be proud of them and their heart-breaking singing, telling the world how deeply grateful and robust Japan is."
Sauber also revealed that its car will again be carrying the message they did at the season's opener in Melbourne, which translates as "May our prayers reach the people in Japan."