Asked why he felt the decision had taken so long to cancel the race had taken so long to be reached, Marko added," Because certain people have changed their minds several times."
It is believed that Marko is referring to Mercedes with his comments, with reports suggesting that the Silver Arrows were initially keen to race before parent company Daimler pulled the plug on any Mercedes powered entries from racing.
Marko also said that continuing with Friday practice would have allowed for further thought to go into how best to proceed, an opinion unlikely to be widely shared with many voicing that the decision to cancel took too long to be made.
"There was a coronavirus case in the paddock," said Marko. "Now that everyone is already there, you could have started free practice, carried out further examinations and then made a final decision.