The Chinese Grand Prix is expected to be rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The race is scheduled to be held in Shanghai on 19 April and a decision is set to be made in the next few days.
Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn has previously said “We will look to reschedule the race if it cannot be held on 19 April.”
On Tuesday, the FIA said it was “closely monitoring the evolving situation”.
About Coronavirus, there have now been more than 40,000 cases worldwide. It has been declared a global health emergency.
The death toll in China currently stands at 1,016.
Earlier this month, Shanghai sports authorities recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city. This was said to support the idea of avoiding crowded areas until the threat from the virus is over.
“Formulate a plan for epidemic prevention to avoid internal infections, implement a daily hygiene management system and strengthen health education to urge employees to protect themselves” – Shanghai Sports General Association
The Chinese Grand Prix is not the only sporting event affected by the virus outbreak. Coronavirus has already led to the suspension of a several sporting events in China.
A few to name are the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Nanjing which was scheduled for 13-15 March. Also, a race of the all-electric Formula E series in Sanya the following weekend after WAIC.
Upcoming big games are seriously under concern. Olympic organisers are worried about the spread of the coronavirus and the negative impact it could have on theupcoming games this July and August, Tokyo Games in Japan .