Kobayashi acts on Japanese disaster

Japanese Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has taken positive steps to help his countrymen in the process of reconstruction after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster.

A new electronic F1 book featuring contributions from all the drivers and team principals gives fans a new way of helping the Japanese. The "You are connected" app can be purchased via iTunes for €0.79. All the money received will go to the Red Cross in Japan.

The book features photos of all the drivers and team principals accompanied by handwritten and - in some cases - very personal messages for those affected by the disaster. There is also a selection of action shots of all the F1 cars.

The app's production has been organised and funded by Kobayashi. "Although the disaster attracted huge international attention in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, other news has dominated the headlines since then," he said. "However, the destruction in the country is so serious that it will take many years to recover from the losses and damage. So the people in Japan need long-term support. I'd like to thank all my colleagues for their contributions and hope that our e-book sells as well as possible."

It has been designed to allow constant expansion with updated versions. To download "You are connected" simply click on the following link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/you-are-connected/id434404290?mt=8 or go to http://www.ign.jp/connected/

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Stories: MAY 12, 2011
KOBAYASHI ACTS ON JAPANESE DISASTER