Japan visa problem for Chinese F1 driver

Sep.26 (GMM) HRT's Chinese test driver Ma Qing Hua might have to sit out next weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Ma Qing Hua, Hispania Racing F1 Team, Test Driver
Ma Qing Hua, Hispania Racing F1 Team, Test Driver

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According to Speed Week, the Spanish team intended the 24-year-old to drive Narain Karthikeyan's car during Friday morning practice at Suzuka next week.

But he is apparently having trouble securing a visa for entry to Japan.

China and Japan - Asia's two biggest economies - are locked in an escalating row over the disputed Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Narain Karthikeyan , Ma Qing Hua
Article type Breaking news
Tags china, hrt, japan, karthikeyan, qing hua