F1 chief responds to Lewis Hamilton's 'cash is king' comments


After the Australian Grand Prix was once as soon as cancelled, Formula One chief Chase Carey spoke again to Lewis Hamilton.

Formula One chief government Chase Carey hit once more at Lewis Hamilton’s claim that “cash is king” after cancelling the Australian Grand Prix.

Hamilton had on Thursday puzzled the decision to transport ahead with the hole race of the F1 season, a day previous than it was once as soon as cancelled on account of coronavirus fears.

The Mercedes well-known particular person mentioned “cash is king” when asked why the race was once as soon as going ahead, alternatively Carey hit once more at that advice on Friday.

“I guess if cash was king we wouldn’t have made the decision we did today,” he recommended a data conference.

“In hindsight obviously problems look different. There have been events that advanced, situations that changed.

“We determined which given the lead time to return again proper right here, hold the improvement, at a point in time where major events have been being held proper right here, it was once as soon as a distinct scenario in the world, travelled, were given right here, as the site changed every day and in some ways hour to hour obviously we persevered to judge that and make the right alternatives going forward.

“I do think we were trying to digest a lot of different information to make the right decision at the right time and I think we did that.”


Australian Grand Prix organisers are however hopeful the race may be held at all over again in 2020, alternatively uncertainty remains over the time table.

Carey mentioned alternatives might be made inside the coming days with regards to upcoming events, with the Bahrain Grand Prix scheduled to be held in the back of closed doors on March 22.

“At this point our focus is really dealing with the issues this weekend,” he mentioned.

“Clearly I merely were given right here in from Vietnam so we are in discussion with partners in regards to the upcoming races, alternatively I imagine at this stage what we in truth need to do is take care of the issues proper right here and take care of them as it should be, alternatively inside the coming days clearly we will be addressing the events however to return again.

“It’s a pretty difficult situation to really predict. Everybody is using the word fluid, it is obviously a fluid situation, the situation today is different than it was two days ago which is different than it was four days ago.”