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Japan visa problem for Chinese F1 driver

  • Published on 26 Sep 2012 15:40
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
HRT's Chinese test driver Ma Qing Hua might have to sit out next weekend's Japanese grand prix. 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. (GMM)

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