F1 figures pledge safety first over Vietnam GP if coronavirus spreads

  • McLaren chief Zak Brown will not put personnel at risk
  • Chinese GP was postponed on Wednesday

McLaren’s Zak Brown believes Formula One would be right to once more put its participants first if it had to postpone or cancel the Vietnam Grand Prix as it did on Wednesday with the Chinese GP. The Shanghai race was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak and although F1 chiefs hope the Hanoi showpiece will take place as scheduled on 5 April, a similar outcome could occur if the threat increases.

After the Chinese meeting was called off focus immediately turned to neighbouring Vietnam, which shares a land border with China. Speaking at the launch of his team’s new car, the MCL35, at the team headquarters, Brown, McLaren’s chief executive, insisted personnel safety was paramount and F1 would respect that.

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