In today's Formula 1 Gossip, Canadian Grand Prix organisers face Easter weekend deadline for 2020 race fate call, Liberty Media urged to support smaller teams by Motorsport UK chairman amid coronavirus crisis and a warning from former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. 

- Organisers of the Canadian Grand Prix - which is due to take place on June 14 - say they must make a decision on whether to postpone or cancel the race amid the coronavirus pandemic by the Easter weekend of April 11-12 (ESPN)

- Formula 1 owner Liberty Media has been urged to help the smaller teams survive the COVID-19 crisis by the chairman of Motorsport UK, David Richards (RACER

- Ex-Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has warned the sport’s owners Liberty Media that promoters will demand financial support to reschedule their races which have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak (Independent

- Formula 1 personalities joined the country in a national round of applause as the United Kingdom came together to #ClapForOurCarers in the NHS (Sky Sports F1

- Renault Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon admits witnessing the Australian Grand Prix getting cancelled on the eve of the weekend getting underway was a “shock” (Formula 1

- Meanwhile, Ocon’s Renault teammate, Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he is still benefitting from a good training regime despite coronavirus disrupting the start of the 2020 Formula 1 season (The Daily Mail

- Pierre Gasly doubts AlphaTauri have the pace to lead the midfield based on the team’s performance in pre-season testing (RaceFans

 

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