Authorities officers in Australia are concerned in “stay and energetic” negotiations with Formulation One organizers in regards to the timing of the race that’s scheduled to open the season on March 21 at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit.
Media in Europe reported the Australian Grand Prix was prone to be postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and staged later within the season.
“So far as I do know, there was no determination made to cancel, transfer or in any other case with the Australian Grand Prix,” Victoria state’s Emergency Providers Minister Lisa Neville mentioned Tuesday. “These conversations are stay and energetic, completely.”
The Victorian state authorities is a significant backer of the Australian GP, which needed to be canceled in 2020 simply two days earlier than the primary race of the season was set to start.
Drivers and groups had been in Melbourne final March and had been hours away from the primary official apply session when organizers canceled the GP, with 1000’s of followers queuing outdoors the circuit, due to the coronavirus pandemic. A member of the McLaren crew examined optimistic for the coronavirus after arriving in Australia and different group workers had been put into resort quarantine.
F1 accomplished a shortened 17-race season, principally in Europe and the Center East, with Lewis Hamilton successful a seventh drivers’ title.
Australia’s journey restrictions imply anybody getting into the nation should spend 14 days in resort quarantine, making it tough for F1 groups to organize for the season.
The Australian Open tennis match is ready to go forward — beginning three weeks late on Feb. eight — with gamers anticipated to begin arriving in Australia subsequent week to start two weeks of quarantine.
Revered auto racing information website Autosport reported the doubtless postponement of the Australian race and mentioned the Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for March 28, now appeared poised to grow to be the season-opening race.