FIA or the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, the governing body of motor racing, has stated that it has been closely monitoring the situation with the Global pandemic of COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus).
It has stepped up it’s the effort on daily discussions regarding this matter. FIA stated that FIA Crisis Cell has been established and it convenes every second day to consider and analyse the latest developments around the world. FIA is in close contact with its member clubs and promoters as well as it is following advisory of the local governments and the World Health Organisation.
FIA is also evaluating the future calendar of the upcoming events and is taking all necessary steps to protect the global motor sporting community and the common public as well. The cancelled events were two rounds of Formula-E, one in Italy and another one in China. There have been speculations on the cancellation or postponing of the upcoming Australian GP, but the season opener will take place.
The managing director of F1’s motorsports, Ross Brawn, stated that they are doing everything to maintain and organise the sport in a safest possible way and also noted that complete shut down of sport wouldn’t be an option.