McLaren has retired from this weekends Australian Grand Prix.

A team member, in Australia for the race, has tested positive for CoVid-19.

McLaren Racing has confirmed this evening in Melbourne that it has withdrawn from the 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, following the positive test of a team member for the coronavirus,” it said in a statement.

The team had announced yesterday that one of its staff was being tested for the virus.

“The team member was tested and self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and will now be treated by local healthcare authorities,” the statement continued.

“The team has prepared for this eventuality and has ongoing support in place for its employee who will now enter a period of quarantine. The team is cooperating with the relevant local authorities to assist their investigations and analysis.

The first open practice for the Australian Grand Prix is scheduled for tomorrow.