Chinese Grand Prix postponed

2020-02-12 at 20:06

The Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The FIA, Formula 1’s governing body, has accepted a request from Chinese organisers to postpone the Shanghai race, due to take place on 19 April.

In a statement, it added all parties would take the “appropriate amount of time” to discuss potential new dates.

The decision has been made to “ensure the health and safety” of drivers, staff and fans.

The statement added, “The Chinese Grand Prix has long been an important part of the F1 calendar with many passionate fans, the FIA F1 community looks forward to racing in China as soon as possible and wishes everyone in the country the best during this difficult time.”