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Pirelli have confirmed that 1800 tyres were scrapped after the cancellation of the Australian GP, but they did have a new purpose.
Fans who bought tickets for the 2020 season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be given full refunds it has been confirmed.
The Australian Grand Prix promoter says that the decision to cancel the event just hours before FP1 couldn’t have been taken more “quickly”.
Lewis Hamilton disappointed, Daniel Ricciardo is devastated, but all drivers are seemingly in agreement that the right decision was made.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation say that they will work with the fans to ensure applicable refunds are provided.
There were shades of Indy 05 on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix weekend. Here is the chaotic chain of events that led to the season opener being cancelled.
Ferrari has said they ‘fully support’ the decision by the governing bodies to cancel the Australian Grand Prix with immediate effect.
Mercedes has written to Formula 1 and the FIA requesting for the Australian Grand Prix to be cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus.
Thousands of queuing fans have been denied entry into the Albert Park circuit as the Australian Grand Prix descended into further chaos.
McLaren have officially withdrawn from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus.