The Vietnam Grand Prix is set to be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Speedcafe.com has learned.
According to a source connected to the event, the cancellation is expected to be announced in coming days.
This year’s Vietnam Grand Prix was to have been held from April 3-5 on the streets of Hanoi and would have been the inaugural edition.
Already, the Chinese Grand Prix has officially been postponed, having originally been scheduled to run a fortnight after Vietnam, and next week’s Bahrain Grand Prix will proceed behind closed doors.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott advised in a statement responding to the withdrawal that another seven Formula 1 team members who were assessed for coronavirus, including four from Haas alone, returned negative test results.
His statement confirmed that a ninth person, understood to be a photographer as reported by Speedcafe.com, has gone into self-isolation and is awaiting a diagnosis.
Practice 1 at Albert Park is due to start today at 12:00 local time/AEDT (UTC +11).