The Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 will not go ahead amid Coronavirus fears.
The development comes after the confirmation that all Formula One activity has been cancelled.
A statement by the Australian Grand Prix committee stated:
“At 9am today the Australian Grand Prix Corporation was advised by Formula 1 of their intention to cancel all Formula 1 activity at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
“In light of this decision and updated advice this morning from the Chief Health Officer of the Victorian Government’s Department of Human and Health Services, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation confirms the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is cancelled immediately.
“Last night a member of the McLaren Racing team tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. A further seven individuals returned negative results, confirming that they do not have the COVID-19 virus.
“Additionally, a ninth individual has been assessed and tested for the COVID-19 virus, with the results of this test pending. This individual is not associated with any Formula 1 team, the FIA or associated suppliers.
“Our first priority is the safety of everyone including attendees, our personnel, all event partners and members of the local community.
“Further information regarding refunds for ticket holders will be communicated in due course.”
In a separate statement, Supercars said it will look to reschedule another round later in the season.
“Supercars will continue to adhere to government health advice and act to ensure the health and safety of our fans and our people remains our primary focus,” read the statement.
“Given the cancellation of this weekend’s event, we will look to reschedule another event later in the year. We are fortunate that this year’s calendar enables us to do so.
“Supercars will continue to closely monitor the situation in line with guidance provided by government agencies.
“We thank our fans and stakeholders for their ongoing support and patience as the situation continues to unfold.”