In The Driver's Seat

Formula One power meets its match in faster-moving pandemic

Members of the Ferrari team arrive to pack up their equipment after the Formula One Australian Grand Prix was cancelled in Melbourne on March 13, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

MELBOURNE - If a week is a long time in politics, in these days of the superfast- spreading coronavirus, a fortnight is, in some cases, literally a lifetime.

Two weeks ago, everyone in racing drew succour from Melbourne's gung-ho determination to run the Australian Grand Prix. It was fuelled by the typical Aussie "she'll be right, mate" philosophy. It was a racers' decision.

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