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Ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber has defended the series’ bosses and the Australian GP race promoters over their handling of the race.
The timing of the Australian Grand Prix was nothing short of a “perfect storm” according to AGPC boss Andrew Westacott.
As Pirelli recorded F1’s second positive coronavirus test, Australian Grand Prix CEO Andrew Westacott insists the F1 paddock was not put in danger by its visit to Melbourne.
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.
Formula 1 called off the 2020 Australian GP at the 11th hour on Friday, however, race organisers are hoping to reschedule for later in the year.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation say that they will work with the fans to ensure applicable refunds are provided.
Formula 1 waited until two hours before the start of the Australian GP weekend to cancel the race and Chase Carey actually believes they handled the situation well. They didn’t.
Despite the shambolic handling of the Australian Grand Prix cancellation, F1 managing director Ross Brawn thinks all parties did a “good” job.
Formula 1 has finally come to its senses, calling off the Australian GP after McLaren withdrew when a staff member fell ill with the coronavirus.
Formula 1 could have run behind closed doors in Melbourne, however, instead the FIA and the Australian GP promoters decided to cancel the grand prix.
Despite McLaren’s withdrawal from the Australian GP after a team member tested positive for coronavirus, the race is still set to go ahead.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation have issued an update as the coronavirus continues to threaten the race, while confirming a ninth person has now been tested.
McLaren and Haas staff are at the centre of coronavirus fears after three staff members were self-isolated after showing signs of the virus.
Fingers crossed, but the Australian Grand Prix seems to have withstood the coronavirus and we can look forward to kicking off the 2020 season.
A hotel in close proximity to the Albert Park street circuit has reported a case of Covid-19 but Australian GP organsiers are confident the race will go ahead as planned.
Melbourne’s preparations for the Australian GP continue, however, events chief Martin Pakula says there is no “absolute certainty” that the race will take place.
Formula 1 is still on track to head to Melbourne in two weeks for the start of the 2020 season, despite MotoGP cancelling the Qatar event.
Resurfacing work will take place at Albert Park – home of the Australian Grand Prix – perhaps before the 2021 event, and their could be layout changes too.
The Australian Grand Prix will remain at the Albert Park circuit until at least the 2025 season after Melbourne signed a new two-year extension.
The Australian GP will remain the first race on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar it has been confirmed by Liberty Media.