NASCAR launches immediate investigation and will do everything possible to find out who was responsible and “eliminate them from the sport.”
The 53-year-old was airlifted to hospital in nearby Siena where he underwent emergency surgery for serious head and facial injuries before being transferred to intensive care.
The F1 season has yet to get underway in 2020 with 10 races either cancelled or postponed.
Formula One decides to furlough nearly half of its staff with chairman Chase Carey and senior management taking pay cuts until end of May.
Two members of the Haas team and one from McLaren were in isolation on Thursday, awaiting the results of coronavirus tests a day before the first free practice sessions at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit.
Andretti, nephew of 1978 Formula One World Champion Mario Andretti, raced for 17 seasons in the hugely popular NASCAR stock car series, winning two of his 393 starts with 37 top-10 finishes.
The German passed DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix Da Costa after the Portuguese, who had forced his way through with two laps to go, had to slow due to high battery temperatures on a hot afternoon.
The 40-year-old suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the day's ride from Riyadh to Wadi Al Dawasir.
The 'Drive to Survive' series that aired earlier this year on Netflix showcased the drama behind Formula One races, which helped increase women's interest in Sunday's Mexico Grand Prix by 30%.
The governing FIA is yet to say how many points will be awarded for the winner, with 40 needed over a three year period to race in Formula One and 25 to take part in Friday practice.
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70.
The FIA issued a statement Thursday saying Whiting died in Melbourne, where the season-opening Australian Grand Prix will be raced on Sunday.
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