Ferrari on-track to race in Australia

Ferrari remain on-track to arrive in Melbourne ready to race at the Australian Grand Prix, the team has stated.

With the Italian government having just put a wide swath of northern Italy — including Ferrari’s base at Modena — under quarantine amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, there were concerns the Scuderia may be unable to get all its race personnel out of the country.

However Ferrari has indicated that preparations for the first race of the 2020 Formula 1 season are proceeding as planned.

“Part of the team and equipment have already arrived in Melbourne and the departures for the remaining members of the team are going ahead as programmed unless we receive communications to the contrary,” the team said in a statement given to motorsport.com.

However, should the government implement further measures, Ferrari has left open the possibility of pulling-out at the last minute.

“For Ferrari, compliance with the Government regulations represents the primary guarantee for ensuring the safety of its employees and their families which is our priority. Every single decision will be made with respect to this principle,” the team said.