Ma Qinghua in precautionary quarantine ahead of Mexico City ePrix
ABB Formula E driver Ma Qinghua has been placed in quarantine in Mexico ahead of the Mexico City ePrix.
The NIO 333 Formula E team are currently owned by Lisheng Racing, a company based in Shanghai.
As a precaution, all team members who spent time in China to celebrate the Chinese New Year have arrived early in Mexico so that a 14-day quarantine to protect from any potential spread of the Coronavirus can be observed without intruding on race activities.
"All Chinese staffs of the NIO 333 Formula E team celebrated the traditional Chinese New Year’s holiday in China after the Santiago E-Prix," read a statement from the team. "All team members remained at home in Shanghai over the extended holiday in response to the government’s advice facing the Coronavirus outbreak.
"All the staffs are well and healthy, currently preparing the next round of Mexico City E-Prix.
"In a responsible manner toward the championship and personnels involved in Formula E, Chinese driver Ma Qinghua arrived in Mexico City on the 2nd of February to ensure a 14-day quarantine period prior to the race.
"We look forward to welcoming Sanya E-Prix back to the 2019-2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s calendar once the situation is improved and we hope to support China in this critical fight by a strong performance on track."
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