In 1989, Jack Toretto participates in a race, with his sons Dominic and Jakob in his pit crew. Dom argues with rival racer Kenny Linder about his dirty tactics. As the race resumes, Linder's car clips Jack's bumper and causes the car to hit a wall and explode, killing him. After the crash, Dom is arrested after nearly beating Linder to death. While serving his sentence, he recalls that Jakob had worked on Jack's car the day he died, and concludes that Jakob killed their father. Upon release, Dom confronts and challenges Jakob to a race, forcing him to leave town when he loses. In the present, two years after the confrontation against cyberterrorist Cipher,[N 1] Dom is retired, raising his son Brian with his wife, Letty Ortiz. Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, and Ramsey arrive with news of Mr. Nobody capturing Cipher, with his plane subsequently being attacked by rogue agents and crashing in Montequinto, a fictional location in Central America. Dom agrees to help them after realizing Jakob is involved. Searching the plane, they find part of a device named Aries, which can hack into any computer-controlled weapons system. The team is then ambushed by a private army led by Jakob, who steals the device. The team rendezvous with Michael Stasiak en route to their safe house. Dom's sister Mia arrives to help, and Dom reluctantly allows her to join them, and leaving their kids for protection with Brian. The team learns that Han Lue is connected to Aries, and Letty and Mia go to Tokyo to investigate. Meanwhile, Jakob meets with Otto, his associate. Cipher, after failing to sway Jakob, tells him the other half of Aries is in Edinburgh. Dom meets his father's former mechanic, Buddy, who took Jakob in after his exile, and learns that Jakob is in London. Letty and Mia find Han, still alive, along with his ward, Elle. Roman and Tej recruit Sean Boswell, Twinkie, and Earl Hu, who have been working on a "rocket car" at a German air base. In London, Dom meets Queenie Shaw, who gives him Jakob's location. Dom confronts Otto and Jakob, who tells Dom to leave. Otto has Dom arrested, but Leysa, an old friend of Dom, rescues him. Tej, Roman, and Ramsey join Dom in Edinburgh, where Jakob is using an electromagnet to steal the second Aries device. Tej and Roman find the truck containing the electromagnet; as they fight Otto's men, Ramsey commandeers the truck to chase after Otto. Dom intercepts Jakob, and the two fight throughout the city. Before Otto can extract Jakob, Ramsey runs his car off the road and uses the electromagnet to capture Jakob. Otto recruits Cipher. At the safe house, Han reveals that he was assigned to protect Elle and Aries, as Elle's DNA is its final component. When one of Mr. Nobody's agents, later revealed to be Jakob, went rogue, they used Deckard Shaw to fake Han's death[N 2] and protect Elle. Otto attacks the safe house and frees Jakob, who reveals that Jack, wanting to escape his debts, instructed Jakob to tamper with his car so he could intentionally throw the race. The plan failed due to Linder's interference. Jakob and Otto kidnap Elle and take the second Aries device.