Statement from Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott has issued the following statement.

"The Australian Grand Prix Corporation and Formula 1® have been advised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer of the results of tests relating to eight personnel from the Formula 1® Paddock. Of these eight tests, seven individuals have returned a negative result confirming that they do not have the COVID-19 virus," Westacott said.

"An eighth individual has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. It has been confirmed that the individual was a member of the McLaren Racing Team. As a result of this, McLaren has announced its withdrawal from the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020."

"The AGPC is currently in discussions with Formula 1®, the FIA and the Department of Health and Human Services in relation to the broader implications of this test result."

"Additionally, a ninth individual has been assessed and tested for the COVID-19 virus, with the results of this test pending. This individual is not associated with any Formula 1® team, the FIA or associated suppliers."

"The AGPC will provide updates as further details become available."

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