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Australian Grand Prix WILL go ahead next month despite growing fears over spread of coronavirus as F1 chief Chase Carey says it is 'all systems go' in build-up to start of 2020 season The spread of coronavirus is a global concern with current death toll at 2,771 The Chinese Grand Prix has already been cancelled but Australia is going ahead F1 chief Chase Carey says it is 'all systems go' for Melbourne next weekend Bahrain and Vietnam are both still set to go ahead in the weeks that follow too 

By Ben Nagle for MailOnline

Published: 09:34 GMT, 27 February 2020 | Updated: 10:07 GMT, 27 February 2020

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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.

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