F1 team Sauber has cancelled the launch of its 2005 race car as a mark of respect to those touched by the Tsunami disaster that ripped through the region.

F1 team Sauber has cancelled the launch of its 2005 race car as a mark of respect to those touched by the Tsunami disaster that ripped through the region.

The C24 was due to be launched on January 11 in Kuala Lumpur as part of the activities designed to celebrate the Sauber Petronas’ team’s 10-year involvement in F1.

Meanwhile, Michael Schumacher on Tuesday joined a host of celebrities donating money to provide aid to the victims of the disaster. The F1 champion donated more than R5,8 million to the cause.

"It's so unfathomable and horrible what has happened to so many people," Schumacher wrote on his personal website, "You cannot simply block it out."