F1 figures pledge safety first over Vietnam GP if coronavirus spreads

13 February 2020 08:12
McLaren chief Zak Brown will not put personnel at riskChinese GP was postponed on WednesdaySenior figures in Formula One believe the sport would be right to once more put its participants first if it had to postpone or cancel the Vietnam Grand Prix as it did on Wednesday with the Chinese GP. The Shanghai race was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak and although F1 chiefs hope the Hanoi showpiece will take place as scheduled on 5 April, a similar outcome could occur if the threat increases.After the Chinese meeting was called off focus immediately turned on to neighbouring Vietnam, which shares a land border with China. Speaking at the launch of his team’s new car, the MCL35, at the team headquarters, McLaren’s chief executive, Zak Brown, insisted that personnel safety was paramount and F1 would respect that. Related: F1's Chinese GP called off because of coronavirus with Vietnam race at risk Continue readingreadfullarticle

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