TWO members of the Haas Formula 1 team have been quarantined in Australia amid coronavirus fears.

The personnel from the Banbury-based outfit were tested in Melbourne ahead of this weekend's season-opening Grand Prix.

It comes as one member of the McLaren team has self-isolated in their hotel as a precaution after 'showing symptoms similar to coronavirus'.

They were tested at the circuit's medical centre before returning to the accommodation in downtown Melbourne.

Formula 1 bosses are facing criticism for refusing to cancel this weekend's race, with more than 100,000 fans attending on the Sunday alone last year.

Drivers have, however, been told not to take selfies with fans, while a two-metre exclusion zone will be in place when they conduct their media duties tomorrow.