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Lewis Hamilton gets boost as United States Grand Prix chief makes F1 coronavirus statement

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Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver in the history of the United States Grand Prix and should get the chance to race their again this season, that’s according to the United States Grand Prix chief Bobby Epstein.

The 2020 F1 season should have been started on Sunday with an Australian Grand Prix, however, the race have been cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak. While the Bahrain and Vietnam Grands Prix are postponed for now.

Epstein insists the United States Grand Prix will not become another F1 victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

“In the next 90 days alone, events representing nearly 600,000 ticketed visitors have been postponed, cancelled, or are in jeopardy,” Epstein told Motorsport.com. “The actions taken today have no impact on COTA’s ability to host the Grand Prix.”

In a separate statement, the circuit said: “We are heartbroken for our employees (and their families) who spend all year preparing to welcome guests from Austin and all around the globe but now find themselves without work.

“The joy of creating memorable occasions has been replaced with the disappointing reality of a worldwide crisis. It is indeed a terrible time in the event and hospitality business. Most of all we hope everyone stays healthy, heeds the caution advised by leaders and experts, and comes back to COTA when good times return.”

Source: Express

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