Formula 1, partners to meet to find Chinese GP fix amid coronavirus outbreak

Fans of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain cheer after Hamilton wins the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP)

Formula One, the FIA and promoters will meet this week to salvage this year’s Chinese Grand Prix, F1 managing director Ross Brawn said on Wednesday after the race was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Although the April 19 race in Shanghai has been put on hold, Brawn told Reuters that the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix set for April 5 in Hanoi is going ahead as planned.

“We are talking with the FIA, we are talking with the promoters and we’ve got some meetings this week to see if we can find a solution,” Brawn told Reuters on the sidelines of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame inductions. “We are going to try to fit it in but it will be very tough.

“As for Vietnam all the feedback we are getting is rather like the UK, there have been some cases but not a level that would concern us.

“The advice we are getting is that it can go ahead there.”

Brawn did not say when or where the meeting would take place.

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