Chinese Grand Prix postponed

Wednesday February 12 2020


Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 14, 2019. PHOTO | AFP 



The Chinese Grand Prix scheduled for April 19 has been postponed because of the "continued spread" of the coronovirus, motorsport's governing body FIA announced Wednesday.

FIA said promoters of the Shanghai race had requested a postponment "in view of the continued spread of novel coronavirus".

"As a result of continued health concerns and with the @WHO (World Health Organisation) declaring the coronavirus as a global health emergency, the FIA and @F1 Formula 1 have taken these measures in order to ensure the health and safety of the travelling staff, championship participants and fans."

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