- Title: Australian Formula One Grand Prix called off due to coronavirus
- Date: 12th March 2020
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 2, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** HAMILTON ON THE RED CARPET AT THE 2019 BRITISH FASHION AWARDS BERLIN, GERMANY (FILE - NOVEMBER 7, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HAMILTON ON RED CARPET OF GQ GERMANY'S MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 10, 2020) (REUTERS) TOTO WOLFF (RIGHT) AND INEOS CHAIRMAN, JIM RATCLIFFE (LEFT) LOOKING AT NEW SPONSOR INEOS BRANDING ON THE CAR WOLFF AND RATCLIFFE POSING WITH THE CAR (2 SHOTS)
- Embargoed: 26th March 2020 17:10
- Keywords: Ferrari Formula One Lewis Hamilton Melbourne Grand Prix Mercedes Red Bull
- Location: VARIOUS
- City: VARIOUS
- Country: Australia
- Topics: Motor Racing,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA002C4QZOEF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- 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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