This year’s Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne could be set to be postponed according to reports emerging on Saturday night.
Racefan.net report that due to the new COVID-19 regulations brought in by the Australian government brought in just ahead of the new year that request visitors to Australian to adhere to a strict 14 day quarantine period to help kerb the spread of the virus.
It is also believed that Formula One would have to charter flights to Melbourne which could prove to be extremely costly.
Tickets have yet to go on sale for the Grand Prix however, Formula One insist that the 2021 Formula One season will get underway in March as planned.
The Sakhir circuit is set to play host to the second race of the season on March 28.
As it stands, this year’s Formula One calendar consists of 23 Grand Prix events and if the race were to go in Melbourne as planned from March 18 to 21, team personnel and drivers would have to arrive in Australia on March 4 at the latest to observe the mandatory quarantine period.
Formula One are set to run a single four day test in Barcelona from March 2-4 which would rule out the teams making it to Australia for the two week quarantine.