“Given the large number of drivers, team staff and officials who are still in Europe and who were scheduled to travel to the USA in the coming days, it would not be possible or appropriate to stage the race in their absence.”
The Sebring round is the first WEC race to be affected by coronavirus; this season’s races in Japan, China and Bahrain took place before the end of last year. Two races of the season remain — the Six Hours of Spa, and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
“This decision was not made lightly,” said Gerard Neveu CEO of WEC. “Our teams and officials place great value on racing at Sebring in front of its enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans.
“While this cancellation has been forced upon us because of the travel restrictions from Europe to USA, WEC remains committed at all times to the health and welfare of its teams, officials and race fans.”