The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on motor sport events worldwide has been extensive, with postponements and cancelations being added almost by the hour.
While it's disappointing and frustrating for the fans, the welfare and care for the world's population is far more important in the current situation.
Having said that, it should be acknowledged that motor sport is not just a sport but also an industry that employs and supports thousands of skilled people.
They are no different to the millions of businesses and employees who face or will experience traumatic hardship in so many ways and an uncertain future.
At this time, many sports are trying to accommodate rescheduling if they haven't already cancelled and motor sport is no different.
On Friday, it was confirmed that races in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands and Spain had been postponed and the jewel in crown race at Monaco has been cancelled.
It's a fluid situation with the Azerbaijan race, originally scheduled as the eighth round on June 7, possibly the first for the season. Already, the FIA has agreed to bring the summer shutdown period forward and extend it to 21 days (from 14), during which staff will be on leave. The idea is to create more space in the later part of the year to squeeze in rescheduled events. There's also the possibility of holding two-day meetings in order to have three consecutive weekends of racing to accommodate the backlog.
The introduction of extensive new technical and sporting regulations planned for next year have been pushed back 12 months and there may be restrictions placed on development of the current cars.
In Moto GP, Qatar was cancelled and Thailand, the US and Argentina are off the schedule which means Spain, on May 3, may become round one - providing there are no more changes.
With Spain one of the worst-affected countries, it seems unlikely that event will go ahead. And with only five weeks covering the next three events in France, Italy and Catalunya, the German race on June 21 could be the first round. Thirteen races are required to constitute a Moto GP championship, so championship promoter Dorna will be nervous about any future postponements or cancellations.
It's understood that the sport's governing body is prepared to consider going into 2021 to accommodate rescheduled races, but depending where a race was held winter weather could be a major factor.
On Monday, the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race meeting was cancelled for the first time since 2001 and that was to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease from Britain.
Closer to home, the Supercars championship is in a state of flux with Tasmania, New Zealand and Perth to be rescheduled with Winton to become effectively round two of the championship on June 5-7.
That may well be optimistic, but there is a six-week winter break in the schedule between Darwin on July 17-19 and Sydney Motorsport Park on August 28-30.
I have some concern that Symmons Plains will be rescheduled, bearing in mind it's a very expensive round for the teams and the fact that both Phillip Island and Queensland Raceway missed out this year.
Message to Supercars chief executive Sean Seamer: please prove me wrong.
QR boss John Tetley has already put his hand up to accommodate a rescheduled round, which would suit the Queensland-based teams, and Phillip Island would certainly suit the Victorian-based teams.
The first round of the Australian TCR touring car championship and the S5000 open wheel championship - scheduled for next weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park - has been postponed, while the Easter six-hour production car race at Bathurst race has been rescheduled to November 13-15. The Finke Off-Road desert race has been cancelled for the first time in its 44 year history, and so has the second round of the Australian Rally Championship scheduled for April 17-19 in WA.
Targa Tasmania organisers had no choice but cancel the April 27-May 2 event, which means the 30th anniversary event will now be in 2022.
The LeMans 24-hour race has been rescheduled from June 13-14 to September 19-20, which is a major blow for Supercar drivers Shane Van Gisbergen and Tim Slade who were to make their debut in the legendary race. The change of date means they will have to relinquish their seats as round one of the Pirtek endurance championship is on the same weekend at The Bend circuit in South Australia.
It also doubles as the 10th round of the Supercars championship, with Van Gisbergen contracted to the Triple Eight Red Bull Commodore team and Slade contracted to co-drive with Scott McLaughlin in the DJR/Penske Mustang.