Formula One/Heartwarming

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  • At the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix local hero Kamui Kobayashi personally arranged for the Fukushima girls choir to come to the race and sing the national anthem.
  • Any time a driver stops to go and help another driver who has crashed.
  • The day he died Ayrton Senna was found to have an Austrian Flag in his cars cockpit that he intended to raise in honour of Roland Ratzenberger, who had been killed in an accident the previous day. Tragically he never got the chance to.
  • Similarly, Max Mosely (chairman of the FIA) once said the reason he went to Ratzenberger's funeral rather than Senna's was "'Roland had been forgotten. So I went to his funeral because everyone went to Senna's. I thought it was important that somebody went to his." Regardless of what you think of the man, those are powerful words.
  • The 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, won by Pastor Maldonado, was the first victory since 2004 for the Williams team. Unfortunately, while the team was celebrating after the race, there was an explosion in their pit garage, followed by a fire. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt, but the response from the other teams following the fire was truly overwhelming. Personnel from Caterham, Force India, Toro Rosso and Marussia helped to put out the fire and clear away people who were hurt. Not only that, but McLaren have offered to lend Williams any equipment they require to replace that which was lost in the fire. And to cap it off: Maldonado, the race winner, carrying his young cousin away from the blaze [dead link]. Awesome.