Formula 1 and Formula E organisers are closely monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak in China less than three months out from their respective races.
The UK Foreign Office has already advised against non-essential travel to China in the wake of the disease.
Formula 1, race promoters and the FIA are following the virus as it develops following the declaration from the Foreign Office.
If the race at Shanghai International Circuit were to be cancelled it would have to come from the race promoter.
This year’s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai is slated for 17-19 April, 800 km from the outbreak in Wuhan.
If the Grand Prix were to be cancelled it would be the most recent since 2011 when the Bahrain Grand Prix was called off due to the Arab Spring.
Formula E organisers are also monitoring the situation. Round 6 of the championship is scheduled for 21 March in Sanya, nearly 1,500 km from Wuhan.
Getting to China may be difficult soon. Already British Airways has cancelled all direct flights to mainland China.
So far more than 130 people are reportedly dead due to the virus, which has spread to over 15 countries. In Wuhan, the number of cases has risen to nearly 6,000. It is believed the virus may have reached New Zealand, however, there are no confirmed cases yet.