“It is unfortunate that we will not be able to race this weekend,” said Tickford Racing CEO and team principal, Tim Edwards.
“However in these unprecedented circumstances we support this decision made by Supercars and the Australian Grand Prix organisers.
“As a team, we had already taken several precautions to protect the health of our staff, fans, and the general public, and will continue to do so between now and our next race event.”
Team 18 owner Charlie Schwerkolt declared the news a disappointment, but also backed the AGPC’s call.
“We were all really excited to race at the Australian Grand Prix, but respect for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation for following the advice of the FIA and the government’s health authorities,” he said.
“We are all in a holding pattern at the moment but unfortunately we will not be racing this weekend.”
Walkinshaw Andretti United also expressed its support via a statement.
“While we are disappointed not to be racing this weekend, we support the decision that has been made to cancel the 2020 Australian Grand Prix,” it read.
“Health and safety of all personnel and attendees is paramount.
“We thank the category and all our partners for their ongoing support in a difficult situation.”
Supercars has already declared it will look to reschedule an extra event later in the season, to retain the planned 14-round season.
Several drivers meanwhile took to social media to give their views of the situation.
❌ F1 AGP ❌
Unfortunately the F1 AGP has been cancelled, leaving us with no option but to start packing the truck.
This is a massive disappointment for our team, corporate partners and loyal fans. Apologies to those who have travelled far and wide to see us in action. pic.twitter.com/ipGbbNRsfO
That’s a wrap from @AusGp for 2020. Im personally sorry to all our supporters, we would’ve all loved to have raced but at the moment the health and wellbeing for everyone is at the forefront! #AusGP#FabPack#VASC
Sucks that we can’t put a show on this weekend, I feel for everyone who bought a ticket and wanted to watch the event, but safety of the teams and fans comes first! Everyone stay safe and look after each other ❤️#Mozzie25#VASC