By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer
The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway will be postponed to November 11-14 due to multiple circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.
Following a European travel ban enacted as part of the U.S. government’s plan to combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), IMSA has decided to postpone Sebring until the November 11-14 weekend.
Many team members, drivers and other personnel needed for the weekend would be unable to fly to the United States. The rescheduled race will take place the same weekend as the IMSA Michelin Encore with the Prototype Challenge races and the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 also taking place.
The FIAWEC 1000 Miles of Sebring that was scheduled to race on March 20th was cancelled on Wednesday night. Previously purchased parking and admission tickets will be honored.
Other events are possibly on the chopping block. The fate of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix set to take place on Sunday has yet to be determined. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the NTT IndyCar Series as of this writing will take place with no spectators with announcements to be forthcoming.