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McLaren’s AGP withdrawal sends F1 into a spin!

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Posted on March 12, 2020 Tags:

Virus forces team stand-down from the Australian Grand Prix!!!

Team statement 12/03/2020

“McLaren Racing has confirmed this evening in Melbourne that it has withdrawn from then 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix following the positive test of a team member for the coronavirus. The team member was tested and self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and will now be treated by local healthcare authorities.

“The team has prepared for this eventuality and has ongoing support in place for its employee who will now enter a period of quarantine. The team is cooperating with the relevant local authorities to assist their investigations and analysis.”

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing, and Andreas Seidl, Team Principal of McLaren F1

McLaren hierarchy informed Formula 1 and the FIA of the decision this evening, advising “the decision has been taken based on a duty of care not only to McLaren F1 employees and partners, but also to the team’s competitors, Formula 1 fans and wider F1 stakeholders.”

AC says : “Given F1 boss Ross Brawn’s statement earlier this week, about one out all out, it’s difficult to see how the 2020 AGP can proceed!


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