McLaren pull out of Australian Grand Prix to leave F1 in chaos with first race of season in jeopardy – The Sun

MCLAREN have withdrawn from the Australian Grand Prix after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus – throwing the race into doubt.

News of a potential case inside the paddock emerged earlier in the week and the British team confirmed the diagnosis on Thursday morning.

A McLaren statement insisted the team had "prepared for this eventuality" but will nonetheless not partake in Sunday's race.

The employee had entered self-isolation after showing symptoms of the disease, along with four Haas team members.

However it is now being reported that tests conducted on the Haas staff came back negative.

More to follow.

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