Formula 1 and the FIA held a meeting with nine leaders of the teams and decided to cancel the Grand Prix of Australia. It happened after one of the member of the McLaren team found the coronavirus and she refused to participate in the competition.
“Formula 1 and the FIA with the full support of the promoters decided to cancel all activities of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Australia.
We understand that this news was a huge disappointment for thousands of fans who gathered for the race. All spectators will receive a full refund for the purchased tickets. Further information will be published on a rolling basis.
All the parties took note of the huge efforts of the AGPC, the Federation of Motorsport Australia, employees and volunteers of the first phase of the season in Melbourne, but came to the conclusion that the safety of all family members of Formula 1 and the wider community of the championship, and fair competition have priority,” the statement said Formula 1.
Earlier it was reported that the Roma began to raise funds to fight coronaviruses.