Supercars aim to replace cancelled Albert Park event

Organisers of the Australian Supercars Championship say they hope to replace the Albert Park round with another event later in the year.

The Australian Grand Prix and its various support races were cancelled on Friday morning after a member of the McLaren F1 team tested positive for coronavirus.

It meant that the second round of the Supercars season ended without a racing lap being run, with only practice and the first two qualifying sessions having been completed.

Whilst the series will now head for Symmons Plains next month for round three, work will begin to determine whether the F1 support races can be replaced by an event later in the year, with a decision to be taken in due course.

“Supercars will continue to adhere to government health advice and act to ensure the health and safety of our fans and our people remains our primary focus,” a statement from the series read.

“Given the cancellation of this weekend’s event, we will look to reschedule another event later in the year. We are fortunate that this year’s calendar enables us to do so.

“Supercars will continue to closely monitor the situation in line with guidance provided by government agencies.

“We thank our fans and stakeholders for their ongoing support and patience as the situation continues to unfold.”