By Ben Nagle for MailOnline
Published: 09:34 GMT, 27 February 2020 | Updated: 10:07 GMT, 27 February 2020
The Formula One season will start as planned in Melbourne next month after it was announced the Australian Grand Prix will go ahead despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The Chinese Grand Prix, which was scheduled for April, has already been cancelled amid growing fears about the virus - which has claimed 2,771 lives globally - but F1 chief Chase Carey has announced it is 'all systems go' for the rest of the calendar.
'We're heading to Melbourne, heading to Bahrain and heading to Hanoi,' he said in a conference call with journalists this week.