FIA Addresses COVID-19 Outbreak
The motorsport community has been affected greatly by the on-going COVID-19 epidemic. As one of the leaders in the industry, Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, or FIA, isn’t taking the issue lightly.
“Following the coronavirus epidemic that broke out at the beginning of the year and, to date, has mainly affected China, the FIA is closely monitoring the evolving situation with its Member Clubs and relevant authorities including Governments and WHO, under the direction of FIA Medical Commission President, Professor Gérard Saillant."
"The FIA will evaluate the calendar of its forthcoming races and, if necessary, take any action required to help protect the global motor sport community and the wider public,” stated their press release.
In addition to this, the FIA has also released various statements regarding the postponement of the 2020 FIA F1 Chinese Grand Prix, the Sanya E-Prix, and the Rome E-Prix.
Motoring events around the world are getting called off one by one in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
As the situation continues to escalate, it’s a good thing that the automotive industry is taking things seriously and putting everyone’s safety as their number one priority.