Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says he”hopes the conclusion” of their Formula 1 government over whether to cancel the Chinese Grand Prix. The race, due to be held in Shanghai on 19 April, is undoubtedly due to this coronavirus epidemic in China.
Horner stated he was convinced F1’s supervisors would”create the necessary due diligence regarding possibly delaying, postponing or canceling the race.”
He added: “But now we maintain a very close watch on this circumstance.”
Horner stated he anticipated the coronavirus outbreak, which was declared a global health crisis, could be on the agenda of Wednesday’s assembly of F1’s strategy team, a forum where governing body the FIA and business rights holder Liberty Media discuss lively problems in the game. He explained that when the question remained as it’s currently, teams couldn’t attend the race” since we could not get there.”
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen stated: “In the present time, it does not seem good, but it’s a very long way off. I’m not stressed about it. We await the choice and see what happens.”
The FIA stated last week it had been”tracking the evolving scenario,” and it would”assess the calendar of its coming races and take any actions needed to help safeguard the international motorsport community and the broader public.”
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock stated on Monday the coronavirus would “be with us at least some weeks to come.”
There have been over 17,000 confirmed cases of the virus in China, and a few 361 people have expired. External China, you will find over 150 confirmed cases of the illness and a passing, in the Philippines.