Coronavirus spread around the globe is starting to take its toll effect on different sporting events and Formula 1 seems to be the lastest that could suffer as Ferrari may be forced to pull out of the Australian Grand Prix as the virus continues to spread.
With the spread of the virus increasing in Italy, Ferrari has had to bar fans and none team members from accessing their facility to protect the team.
However, with travel restrictions spreading wide, some of the team members of Ferrari might be forced not to travel for the first race of the season. This could force the team to pull out of the race.
Ferrari Seeking Assurances for their team members involvement
The Italian giant revealed that they are seeking assurances that the staff will not be quarantined ahead of the race weekend. The situation in Italy is so dire that several sporting events have been affected. This includes several Serie A and European football fixtures, as well as Italy’s Six Nations’ rugby match against Ireland.
Already Ferrari has seen a massive hit in F2 when their team is having difficulty in getting members of their F2 team to enter into Bahrain for the Test practice.
Now the Italian giants are seeking assurances from the organizers that their team members will not be quarantined upon landing in Australia for the race.
Because of the spread of coronavirus, the sport has already had to deal with the fact that they won’t be having the Chinese Grand Prix this season.
Imola who had suggested replacing the Chinese Grand Prix will not be going forward seeing as Italy has the highest spread of the virus across the whole of Europe.
So what will happen should Ferrari pull out of the Australian Open and what measures is the FIA planning to put in place to ensure that all teams are safe from Coronavirus but also the fans who should be coming to race.
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