Haas and McLaren team members tested for coronavirus

Two members of the Haas Formula 1 team and one from McLaren were quarantined on Wednesday as a precaution amid coronavirus fears ahead of Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

“Two members of team have been quarantined and remain in hotel room. They displayed symptoms of a cold,” a spokesperson for Haas told Reuters.

McLaren said one team member had self-isolated in the hotel as a precaution, “We expect to receive the results overnight. The team is operating as per our normal schedule.”

Reuters has sought comment from the organizers.

F1 organizers have already postponed the Chinese race scheduled in April, while the Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead without spectators on March 22.

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