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Fate of Vietnamese Grand Prix remains unclear as Covid-19 rages

Nhat Minh – Hoang Quan THE HANOI TIMES, THU, AUGUST 27, 2020

The F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 is planned to take place in Hanoi. Photo: Hanoi Circuit

HANOI – Due to Covid-19, the Vietnamese Grand Prix faces the possibility of being canceled.

The Formula One (F1) Race Organizing Board has announced four additional races for the 2020 F1 calendar, while the possibility of the race being held in Vietnam is uncertain.

Turkey, Bahrain, and Abu Dhabi will be part of the revised season, bringing the total number of races to 17, F1 said on its website.

A number of races in the revised 2020 season will be open to a limited number of fans, according to the statement.

According to the Hanoi People’s Committee in July, Hanoi and the organizing board of the Vietnam Grand Prix made the decision to postpone the race until the end of November, in the hope that the Covid-19 pandemic will be under control by that time, with the objective of stimulating domestic tourism, helping to accelerate the economic recovery of the country and the capital.

The F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 was planned to take place on April 3-5 but put off due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic. The postponement was aimed at ensuring the health and safety of the traveling staff, championship participants and fans, according to F1’s statement.


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