McLaren Racing announced Thursday that it withdrew from the Australian Grand Prix of 2020 Formula 1 after a team member was tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The member contracted COVID-19 was self-isolated immediately after showing symptoms and will be treated by local healthcare authorities, said the team.
“The team has prepared for this eventuality and has ongoing support in place for its employee who will now enter a period of quarantine. The team is cooperating with the relevant local authorities to assist their investigations and analysis.”
It also added that the taken decision by McLaren CEO Zak Brown