Hakkinen praises Brown for pulling McLaren out of Australian GP
Mika Hakkinen has praised McLaren chief Zak Brown after his decision to withdraw the team from the Australian Grand Prix after an outbreak of the coronavirus within the squad.
Even though the race was eventually cancelled on Thursday, that came after McLaren pulled themselves out following the news that one of their team members tested positive for the virus.
Hakkinen believes it was the right move from Brown, whose decision was ultimately vindicated after the race was cancelled anyway.
"After a member of his team tested positive for the virus, my good friend Zak Brown’s decision to withdraw McLaren from the Grand Prix was definitely the right one,” the former world champion wrote in his Unibet column.
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