Australian F1 Grand Prix and other sporting events cancelled over coronavirus concerns | ABC News

The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.

Race officials made the decision following updated medical advice from Victoria’s chief health officer.

In a statement, organisers said all ticket holders would receive a full refund.

“We appreciate this is very disappointing news for the thousands of fans due to attend the race,” said the statement issued jointly by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC), Formula 1 and the sport’s governing body, FIA.

Racing officials including representatives from nine teams met on Thursday night, after a member of the McLaren Racing team tested positive for the virus.

“Those discussions concluded with a majority view of the teams that the race should not go ahead,” the statement said.

Read more here:

For more from ABC News, click here:
You can watch more ABC News content on iview:

Subscribe to us on YouTube:
Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel:
You can also like us on Facebook:
Or follow us on Instagram:
Or even on Twitter:

Leave a Comment