- Title: Australian Formula One Grand Prix called off due to coronavirus
- Date: 12th March 2020
- Summary: WOKING NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FEBRUARY 13, 2020) (REUTERS) NEW MCLAREN FORMULA ONE CAR, THE MCL35, WITH DRIVERS LANDO NORRIS (BLUE TOP) AND CARLOS SAINZ JR (WHITE TOP) SAINZ JR TAKING PHOTO OF CAR CAR PARIS, FRANCE (FEBRUARY 12, 2020) (REUTERS) RENAULT DRIVERS, ESTEBAN OCON AND DANIEL RICCIARDO (BEARDED), ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE OCON (LEFT) AND RICCIARDO (RIGHT) POSING FOR THE CAMERAS
- Keywords: Ferrari Formula One Lewis Hamilton Melbourne Grand Prix Mercedes Red Bull
- Reuters ID: LVA006C4QZOEF
- Location: VARIOUS
- City: VARIOUS
- Country: Australia
- Duration: 00:00:36
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Motor Racing,Sport
- Story Text: The Australian Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled on Friday (March 13) because of the coronavirus outbreak only hours before the first practice session was scheduled to get underway at Albert Park.
"At 9am today the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) was advised by Formula 1 of their intention to cancel all Formula 1 activity at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix," the AGPC said in a statement.
"In light of this decision and updated advice this morning from the Chief Health Officer of the Victorian Government's Department of Human and Health Services, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation confirms the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is cancelled immediately."
(Production: Tim Hart)
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