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OCTOBER 11, 2013

Vettel fears eating nuclear fish in Japan

Sebastian Vettel is leaving nothing to chance as he chases his fourth consecutive world championship this weekend at Suzuka.

Fearing contamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years ago, Red Bull arranged for fish and meat to be delivered to Suzuka from Australia, the German newspaper Bild reports.

The report said Mercedes is also taking extra precautions in Japan this weekend.

"We are taking absolutely no risks," a spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner confirmed reports he is yet to see his newly-born and unnamed daughter, after his wife Beverley gave birth to their first child in Britain just after the Korean grand prix last weekend.

Horner said he was "sad" he did not travel home after Korea, but had to attend business meetings in Tokyo ahead of the Japanese grand prix.

"The caesarean was actually planned for a week later, but she (Beverley) was in pain and the doctors had to do it earlier," the 39-year-old revealed.

"But at least everything went smoothly.

"I fly home on Monday and will finally get to see my daughter," added Horner.