F1 to honour those on board missing flight

F1 to honour those on board missing flight

27 March 2014 – Formula 1 will pay tribute to those on missing flight MH370 at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared on March 8 and is believed to have crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean with the loss of all 239 passengers and staff on board.

There will be a minute's silence before the race, with drivers set to carry messages on their cars and helmets.

"It's good that the whole of the paddock are running tributes," said McLaren's Jenson Button. "It's devastating. I really feel for all the families. We will do all we can. It'll be difficult this weekend for all the Malaysian people."

Out of respect, Sepang circuit chiefs have toned down events surrounding this year's race, cancelling a planned concert featuring American singer Christina Aguilera, Korean pop group Rain and R&B artist Craig David.

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