Sauber launches app for Japan

Help for Japan

An app for Japan – “You are connected”

Hinwil, 12th May 2011 – A new electronic Formula One book featuring contributions from all the drivers and team principals gives fans a new way of helping the process of reconstruction in Japan. 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.

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber F1 Team
Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber F1 Team

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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 Formula One cars.

It will take many years to recover from the losses and damage

Kamui Kobayashi

The production of the application has been organised and funded by 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 Kobayashi.

“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.”

The e-book has been designed to allow constant expansion with updated versions, making it an attractive app.

Source: Sauber

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kamui Kobayashi
Teams Sauber
Tags earthquake, japan, kobayashi, sauber