MELBOURNE: Two members of the Haas Method One group and one from McLaren had been quarantined in Melbourne on Wednesday as a precaution amid coronavirus fears forward of Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
“Two members confirmed some cold-like signs this morning. With the rules we have adopted, they’ve been examined (for coronavirus),” a Haas spokesman instructed Reuters at Albert Park.
“On account of being examined they’ve to return into the lodge for isolation whereas we await the outcomes.”
McLaren stated one group member had self-isolated within the group lodge as a precaution for exhibiting “coronavirus-like signs”.
“We count on to obtain the outcomes in a single day. The group is working as per our regular schedule,” a spokeswoman stated.
Reuters has sought remark from race organisers.
Each Haas and McLaren are Britain-based, whereas Haas has shut ties with Italy-based Ferrari, which provides their energy items.
Italian authorities have been struggling to comprise a serious outbreak of the coronavirus.
Greater than 119,100 individuals have been contaminated by the coronavirus internationally and 4,298 have died, in response to a Reuters tally.
Renault's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo (R) and Renault's French driver Esteban Ocon (L) pose with the team's new car at the Albert Park circuit.
Renault’s Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo (R) and Renault’s French driver Esteban Ocon (L) pose with the group’s new automotive on the Albert Park circuit.
Australia prolonged its journey ban to Italy on Wednesday after the southern European nation expanded a lockdown to cowl your entire nation to comprise the unfold of the virus.
Australia has already barred entry to these arriving instantly from mainland China, South Korea and Iran, apart from its residents and everlasting residents.
A spokeswoman for Ferrari stated none of its group members had been quarantined or examined.
“All are current and accounted for,” she stated.
Method One organisers have already postponed the Chinese language race scheduled in April, whereas the Bahrain Grand Prix will go forward with out spectators on March 22.
Australian Grand Prix Company chief govt Andrew Westacott had stated on Monday tht Albert Park was able to welcome 1000’s of motor sport followers and there was “no probability” of a spectator ban.
Greater than 300,000 individuals attended race week final 12 months, in response to organisers’ estimates,
With a surge in native circumstances in latest days and confirmed neighborhood transmission in Melbourne, organisers have been underneath fireplace from some media pundits for insisting the race will go forward with out restrictions.
The phrases “STOP F1” had been written within the skies above Sydney on Wednesday but it surely was unclear who was chargeable for the sky-writing.
What Method 1 Appears Like In Posh Monaco
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24 Could, 2019
As Method 1 strikes to Spherical 6 and the well-known streets of the Monaco Principality, right here’s what you possibly can count on from the glamorous race.Circuit size: 3.337 kmRace distance: 260.286 km (78 laps)Debut: 1950, received by Juan Manuel Fangio in an Alfa Romeo