Despite the lockdown imposed by the Italian government that has affected large pockets of the country, the Ferrari Formula 1 team say their preparations for this weeks Australian Grand Prix are still on track.
Following the announcement of travel restrictions in Italy, there were concerns that Ferrari and AlphaTauri personnel who had not already left would not be able to make it to Melbourne, potentially jeopardising the teams plans.
A statement issued to Motorsport.com said:
“Following measures announced by the Italian Government last night, we are monitoring and evaluating the situation and are in close contact with the relevant authorities and all organisations involved.
“For Ferrari, compliance with the Government regulations represents the primary guarantee for ensuring the safety of its employees and their families which is our priority. Every single decision will be made with respect to this principle.
“Part of the team and equipment have already arrived in Melbourne and the departures for the remaining members of the team are going ahead as programmed unless we receive communications to the contrary.”