Renault F1 Team personnel which traveled to Australia have returned to Europe and will remain in self-isolation for the foreseeable future as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic.

Last weekend’s opening round of the F1 world championship in Melbourne was called off at the 11th hour after a McLaren team member who tested positive for the COVID-19 disease triggered the event’s cancellation process.

In total, McLaren had 15 team members quarantined in Melbourne, while Haas also isolated several members of its staff although all tests came back negative.

“What a week!” Renault said in a message on Twitter. “Thank you all for your kind wishes; we can confirm that the race team made it home, everyone is safe & self-isolating for now.

“Both Enstone & Viry are busy planning the coming weeks until we know when we can race again.”

The global virus pandemic has so far led to the cancellations or postponements of the first four races of the 2020 season, while Holland and Spain are also likely to be scrapped.

Reports now suggest Monaco or Baku could kick off the year, but more conservative projections see the Canadian Grand Prix mid-June as a potential starting point.

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