Newly purposed Italian legislation is set to affect both Formula One and MotoGP as the nation attempts to shut down on the Coronavirus outbreak.
Italy is currently the world’s third-worst affected country behind China and South Korea with nearly 6000 confirmed cases and 253 deaths.
If passed, the law will ban the entry and exit of the Lombardy region and 11 further Northern Italian provinces.
Provinces of Parma, Piacenza, Rimini, Reggio-Emilia, Modena, Pesaro, Urbino, Venice, Padua, Treviso, Alessandria and Asti are set to be affected.
Scuderia Ferrari is located within the Modena province while the factory Yamaha MotoGP team is based out of Lombardy.
Nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi is based in the province of Pesaro e Urbino which is also set to be affected.
Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli, which is based in Milan, would also fall victim under the new law.
Fellow Italian Formula One team AlphaTauri is currently clear of lockdown but strict measures remain in place across the entire country concerning travel.
The same passes for the factory Ducati MotoGP outfit whose base in Bologna would also avoid being a part of the ‘red zone’.
The purposed order does, however, state that “movements motivated by un-deferrable work needs or emergency situations” will be exempt, but whether the government will determine that motorsport fits that description is currently unknown.
MotoGP has already cancelled its season-opening round from Qatar after the country imposed mandatory quarantine laws that affected most of the paddock.
Meanwhile, the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed with no alternative date yet to be decided whilst the also remains ongoing debate regarding quarantine measures in Vietnam and Bahrain.
While the majority of Ferrari team personnel have already departed for Melbourne, they may be unlikely to return home to Italy until mid-to-late April.