Booth ready for ‘poignant’ race

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EMOTIONS will be riding high in Suzuka in five days time for one of the classic races on the Formula One calendar.

John Booth, the team principal of Dinnington-based Marussia Virgin Racing, is relishing the prospect of trying to achieve a positive result at the Japanese Grand Prix.

He said: “Japan has always held a special place in the hearts of the F1 teams and drivers. It’s a fantastic driver’s circuit – one of the classics – and the enthusiasm of the fans is incredible.

“It’s a very challenging and technical circuit with frequent directional changes.

“The F1 fraternity was heartbroken to see the devastation caused by the earthquake and Tsunami eight months ago and the widespread suffering as a result, so our return there this year will be all the more poignant.”

Senior driver Timo Glock is looking to get back on track after retiring last time out in Singapore.