Melbourne Grand Prix gets greenlight but only for the vaccinated

The Melbourne Grand Prix has been given the greenlight to go ahead by the Victorian government but only for the fully vaccinated.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott said they had been given the go ahead just 80 days out from the event.

But following the fallout from the deportation of Melbourne Open number one seed Novak Djokovic the Melbourne GP has stipulated that all the drivers and 3,000 support staff must be double vaccinated to attend.

Attendees will also have to be double jabbed, but being an outdoor event Westacott says he’s confident the event will proceed as planned after being axed two years in a row. And with Sydney looking to poach the event when Melbourne’s contract runs out, the city is keeping its fingers crossed the Albert Park race goes ahead without a hitch.