F1 says racing will continue if driver tests positive

LONDON (AP) — Formula One CEO Chase Carey says races won’t be canceled if a driver tests positive for the coronavirus or if a team withdraws. F1 wants to avoid a repeat of the season opener in Australia in March. That event was canceled when McLaren withdrew after a staff member tested positive for the virus. The season is now set to start with two races in Austria on July 5 and 12. F1 teams have a tough time returning to competition because of the regular international travel involved.