By George Day •
Published: 13 Mar 2020 • 13:44
The Bahrain and Vietnam Formula One GP’s have been postponed, following the cancellation of the Australian GP this weekend.
Bahrain is the second race of the F1 season’s calendar and was set to take place on March 22. It had already been arranged to take place behind closed doors.
The Vietnam race was going to be making it’s debut in F1 and held on the streets of Hanoi. Talks were held in Hanoi concerning the event taking place – just days before the teams arrived in Melbourne for the opening race weekend.
The Chinese GP had already been cut from the calendar weeks prior to the season beginning.
This weekends race in Melbourne, Australia at Albert Park, was officially cancelled this morning despite all 10 teams arriving in the country for the event.
The decision came after British team McLaren withdrew from the weekend after a member of staff tested positive for the virus. 15 team members are now thought to be in isolation.
F1’s chief executive Chase Carey addressed Bahrain saying: “We have to deal with it imminently,” he said.
“In the very short term we need to be addressing the immediately upcoming events, we expect to address that with our partners, the FIA our partners in Bahrain.”
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