Red Bull boss Helmut Marko has slammed the “scaremongering” by politicians with regards to the coronavirus outbreak, and has played down concerns about how it will affect the rest of the 2020 F1 season.
Worldwide, over 4,000 people have died due to the flu-like virus, which has impacted events all over the world, with the Chinese Grand Prix cancelled and the Bahrain GP set to go ahead with no fans in attendance.
In Italy, a lockdown is now in place as residents have been asked to stay in their homes, while all Serie A football has been postponed for a month.
This affects Ferrari’s preparations for the upcoming F1 season, too, but Marko says Australia, where the first GP takes place this weekend, is fine.
“The situation in Australia seems to be quite normal,” the Red Bull advisor told Speedweek.
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