Coronavirus Fears Triggers Postponement Of Chinese Grand Prix

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The coronavirus outbreak has triggered the postponement of the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Shanghai race, which has long been an important part of the F1 calendar with many passionate fans, was originally scheduled for April 19 however, the FIA, Formula 1’s governing body, has accepted a request from Chinese organisers to postpone the event.

In a statement, FIA have added that all parties would take the “appropriate amount of time” to discuss potential new dates.

The decision has been taken to “ensure the health and safety” of drivers, staff and fans.

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