Formula One Launches An App for Japan


A new electronic F1 book featuring contributions from all of the drivers and team principals has been released today to give fans a new way of helping the victims of the Japan earthquake in March.

The app, named ‘You Are Connected’ can be purchased via iTunes for £0.59 with all money received going to the Red Cross in Japan.

The book includes photographs of all the drivers and team principal accompanied by handwritten messages for those affected by the disaster, and action shots of all the F1 cars.

The application has been organised and funded by Sauber driver Kamui 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,” says the Japanese driver. “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 in Formula One for their contributions and hope that our e-book sells as well as possible.”

Anyone wishing to download the ‘You Are Connected’ app can visit http://itunes.apple.com/app/you-are-connected/id434404290?mt=8 or go to http://www.ign.jp/connected/ for more information.