F1 is following through coronavirus development for the Chinese Grand Prix that should be held in April.
Coronavirus : F1 is staying up-to-date with the situation. Will the spread of the coronavirus in China affect the race planned in Shanghai this April? According to the BBC, F1 “is keeping a close eye on China’s situation”, in coordination with the FIA and the organizers of the Chinese Grand Prix.
The source of the virus is Wuhan, more than 800 km from Shanghai, but the latter has taken significant measures to prevent the virus from spreading.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends “postponing any unnecessary travel to China” due to measures taken by the Chinese authorities to stem the spread of the virus. These measures will be seriously affecting accommodation and transport.
British authorities, the country where most F1 teams are based, made similar recommendations. British Airways, the main British airline, has announced the suspension of all its flights to China. Air France maintains its flights, but the company offers postponements and refunds.
The BBC pointed out that Formula E is also monitoring the situation meticulously. The Sanya E-Prix, 1,800 km from Wuhan, is scheduled for March 21, before the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix.
A SITUATION TO MIND IN AUSTRALIA
Formula 1 also follows up with the development of bush fires in Australia. The first Grand Prix of the year is scheduled at Melbourne, where pollution rate increased earlier this year.
The rain has improved the situation and the Australian Open, the tennis tournament, is currently unrolling without any particular problem.
F1 has announced an auction for the benefit of several associations that are actively helping victims and animals affected by the incidents.
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