VIDEO: Why the Australian Grand Prix faces postponement
Formula 1 hopes to avoid cancelling the Australian Grand Prix for a second year in succession but quarantine restrictions look set to at least postpone the planned season opener.
The race was cancelled at the 11th hour last year after a member of the McLaren team tested positive for Covid-19 as the virus began to take hold globally.
The recent rise in cases due to a new variant of the virus has resulted in numerous countries increasing restrictions or, in the case of England, entering a full lockdown.
Australia has managed to keep cases to a relatively low number through the implementation of a strict quarantine period for international travellers, with all arrivals required to remain in a hotel room for 14 days.
That quarantine period, however, has proven a thorny problem for F1 and it is now working with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and state government on an alternative date for the race rather than again cancelling outright.
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