UPDATE 6:33 PM EST: The first really big name has now chimed in. Martin Brundle, former F1 driver and current “Voice of Formula 1” for the TV commentary, has posted his confusion about what is going on on twitter:
If you are confused about the status of the Australian F1 GP, join the club 🤔
UPDATE 6:40 PM EST: Teams have been let into the paddock, fans are being turned away and given information about how to get refunds for tickets. Freight boxes (usually only seen on Sundays after the race) are starting to arrive for teams to pack up their garages.