Australian Grand Prix canceled as teams pull out

Australian Grand Prix canceled as teams pull out

Formula One officials hold an outdoor news conference announcing the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix on Friday in Melbourne. | AFP-JIJI MELBOURNE – As thousands of fans queued to get into the Australian Grand Prix for the first Formula One weekend of the season, the teams and drivers were packing up to leave. Concern over the coronavirus left organizers with little choice Friday but to cancel the season-opening race, particularly after McLaren’s withdrawal because a team member tested positive for the COVID-19 illless and following heavy criticism from six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton. The two practice sessions that […]

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