Formula 1

McLaren withdrew from the Grand Prix of Australia, a team member was diagnosed with coronavirus

One of the employees of McLaren passed test positive for coronavirus. The whole team decided to withdraw from Grand Prix of Australia, which was to be held this week.

“McLaren Racing have confirmed that they will not attend the Australia Grand Prix Formula 1 2020 after one of the team members passed test positive for the coronavirus,” – said in an official statement.

“A corrupt member of the team independently isolated from all the others, once his symptoms started, from that moment he began to receive treatment in local health authorities”.

“The team provides ongoing support to the employee, which will now enter into a quarantine period. The team collaborates with the relevant local authorities.”

The decision was taken by the Mclaren given the obligation to care not only about employees but also about competitors, the fans and other participants of the race.