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McLaren F1 team pulls out of Australian Grand Prix over coronavirus

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Renault driver Esteban Occon wears a deal with mask out of coronavirus problems as he...

Renault driver Esteban Occon wears a deal with mask out of coronavirus problems as he greets supporters in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. / Reuters 


The McLaren Racing group has withdrawn from this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix right after a group member analyzed optimistic for coronavirus, the group claimed on Friday.

The optimistic exam at McLaren follows 4 crew members of fellow Formula A person group Haas being quarantined because of to the outbreak.

“The group member was analyzed and self-isolated as before long as they started out to demonstrate indications and will now be handled by regional healthcare authorities,” McLaren claimed in a assertion.

“The group has organized for this eventuality and has ongoing assist in spot for its worker who will now enter a interval of quarantine. The group is cooperating with the related regional authorities to assist their investigations and assessment.”

Each Haas and McLaren are Britain-primarily based teams.

Formula A person champion Lewis Hamilton claimed it was “shocking” that the Australian Grand Prix could go ahead amid the menace of the coronavirus and suggested organizers experienced place fiscal problems ahead of people’s wellbeing.

1000’s of supporters poured into Albert Park on Thursday as race-week kicked off with apply and qualifying for reduced-profile motor activity circuits.

The Chinese Grand Prix, which was scheduled for April, has been postponed whilst the Bahrain GP, the 2nd quit in the F1 calendar, has banned supporters from attending the March 22 race.

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