Concerns about travel restrictions due to the coronavirus outbreak may put Ferrari's participation in next month's Australian grand prix in doubt. The Italian giant has revealed it will seek assurances its staff will be allowed to travel, and not face quarantine restrictions, before heading to Melbourne for the March 15 season opener. An outbreak of the virus in Italy has already created havoc with several sporting events across the country.
The Formula 1 teams have completed their pre-season testing programmes and the shape of this year’s competition is beginning to emerge. It is notoriously difficult to form any firm conclusions from testing because the number of potential variables is just too high. But most Formula 1 insiders seem to agree on a handful of things – Mercedes will start the season in Australia in mid-March as favourites, Red Bull and