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Carey apologises to fans for cancellation of Australian GP

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17/03/2020

F1 boss, Chase Carey has written an open letter to fans following the cancellation of the season opener in Melbourne and admitting the impact the coronavirus is having on the sport.

It reads:

"Dear F1 Fans,

We wanted to provide some thoughts and perspectives from last week as we address the coronavirus pandemic.

First and foremost, our priority is the health and safety of the fans, teams, and organisations of Formula 1, as well as wider society.

We apologise to those fans affected by the cancellation in Australia, as well as the postponement of the other races to date. These decisions are being made by Formula 1, the FIA, and our local promoters in rapidly changing and evolving circumstances, but we believe they are the right and necessary ones. We also want to extend our thoughts to those already affected, including those in the Formula 1 family.

We recognise everyone wants to know what comes next for Formula 1 in 2020. We cannot provide specific answers today given the fluidity of the situation. However, we plan to get the 2020 Championship season underway as soon as it's safe to do so. We are engaging with experts and officials on a daily basis as we evaluate how we go forward in the next few months. We will keep you updated and provide details as soon as possible.

We are grateful for your support and understanding and we wish you and your families all the best."

Sincerely,

Chase

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1. Posted by imejl99, 17/03/2020 11:55

"On the lighter note, I really enjoyed All-Star ESports Battle on Sunday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpq9oMLTc-k&feature=youtu.be
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2. Posted by imejl99, 17/03/2020 11:50

"Dear Chase,

We want to provide some thoughts and perspectives as we address the way Formula 1, FIA and Liberty Media handled Australian GP in regards to coronavirus pandemic.

We are all beyond giving a f.


Wash your hands, keep safe!

Sincerely,

Fans
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3. Posted by Wokingchap, 17/03/2020 11:25

"There's a lot of other things he should apologize for."

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4. Posted by yakker, 17/03/2020 11:09

"And we will refund all the monies you have spent travelling to Australia, your hotel and F1 entrance fee.
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