Horner on Coronavirus: "We have engineers not sure they can get to Australia"

26-02-2020 19:32
by Bevan Youl
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Horner on Coronavirus: We have engineers not sure they can get to Australia

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says that it may be difficult for some of their Japanese engineers to travel to Australia due to growing concerns about the Coronavirus.

The Chinese Grand Prix has already been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the races to be held in Bahrain and Vietnam towards the end of March and at the beginning of April are under threat.
 
Horner is unsure what is going to happen but knows that it will make travelling to races a lot harder, or not even possible for some of the team.
 
"The Coronavirus continues to become a problem indeed," he said to F1TV.
 
"A week ago you'd say it was better in Milan. But that's completely different now. There are going to be problems when it comes to travel.
 
“All we can do is follow the advice of all the World Health Organizations. You don't know if you can get to Bahrain via Dubai. We have Japanese engineers we're not even sure they can get to Australia."
 
The recent outbreak in Italy could be a cause for concern for Formula 1 owners Liberty Media, who Horner believes, alongside the FIA will make the right decisions regarding races.
 
"People travel a lot in Europe, that's the world we live in these days," he added.
 
"The only thing we can do is follow the virus closely. I think Liberty Media and the FIA are doing that and talking to the countries."

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