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Coronavirus: McLaren confirm all F1 team members have returned home

  • The McLaren team staff who self-isolated in Melbourne - as well as those members of management who stayed with them - are back home.
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Modified 26 Mar 2020, 16:52 IST
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All members of the McLaren team self-isolating in Australia have now returned home.

McLaren have confirmed all team personnel who were in self-isolation in Australia have returned home.

The Formula One team withdrew ahead of what was scheduled to be the season-opening race in Melbourne after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The Australian Grand Prix was eventually cancelled and the F1 campaign is still yet to begin due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

McLaren, who are based in Surrey, England, revealed on Twitter that all those who had isolated - as well as the management who remained with them - were all now back home.

"We are pleased to confirm that as of yesterday [Wednesday] evening, all team personnel who were in self-isolation in Melbourne, as well as management who had stayed with them, have now safely returned home," the team said.

"Thanks once again on behalf of the team for all the support and well wishes."

F1 chairman and CEO Chase Carey has said the plan is to stage between 15 and 18 races in a 2020 calendar that could extend into December.

Azerbaijan became the latest race to be postponed on Monday. The next on the original schedule is the Canadian Grand Prix, which is due to take place on June 14.

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Published 26 Mar 2020, 16:52 IST
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