SPORTS DAY: Vietnam Grand Prix now also in doubt

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SPORTS DAY: Vietnam Grand Prix now also in doubt

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MOTOR RACING

Plug pulled on Chinese Grand Prix

The Chinese Grand Prix scheduled for April 19 has been postponed because of the continued spread of the deadly coronavirus (now named COVID-19) motorsport’s governing body FIA announced on Wednesday. The Shanghai race, the fourth of the new season, becomes the latest – but easily the most high-profile – sports event to fall victim to the virus outbreak which has killed more than 1,100 people in China, where it emerged at the end of last year. The postponement also throws into doubt the inaugural race in Vietnam, which takes place two weeks before but where there have also been cases of COVID-19...

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