Formula 1 has postponed the Chinese Grand Prix due to the outbreak of coronavirus that has claimed the lives of more than 2000 people in China. The virus broke out in Wuhan, which is around 500 miles from Chinese Grand Prix host Shanghai.
F1 is hoping to reschedule the race for later this year. Escalating concerns over the virus could affect other races in the region including Vietnam, which is to host its first GP in April. Some commentators have suggested that the entire F1 season, which sees several thousand participants travel the globe, could be heavily disrupted.