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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

The Grand Prix is cancelled, but no thanks to a quick-thinking Victorian government. 

The decision was ultimately made by the race's corporate backers, raising questions about the government's reluctance to pull the plug -- even as team members expressed an unwillingness to race and were being dragged off for testing for the deadly coronavirus.

Last night, as world champion Lewis Hamilton lashed out at organisers for going ahead, the official line from the government was that there was still no reason to cancel. A spokesperson said in response to Inq's questions: ‘’The only consideration is the advice of the chief health officer and we will continue to follow his advice.”