Crowds were left to amass outside the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne amid reports the event would be cancelled on March 13.
Formula 1 announced the cancellation of the event at 10 am, which prompted officials to turn the waiting crowd away.
Gates were due to open at the event for the public at 9:15am local time.
“Still nothing happening an hour after gates official opening time,” Lyndon Gasking posted to Twitter in a video uploaded at around 9:50 am local time.
The motorsport event was called off after a member of the McLaren team was confirmed to have coronavirus. McLaren announced they would pull out of the race on March 12. Credit: Lyndon Gasking via Storyful