Vietnam’s inaugural Formula One race delayed indefinitely

Vietnam’s much-anticipated debut Formula One race, originally due to take place on April 5, is set to be postponed until further notice, according to a leaked Twitter message by one of the organisers.

The decision was apparently made out of health concerns as the coronavirus keeps spreading and the Vietnamese government has stopped issuing visas for foreign travelers from eight European countries, namely Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France and the UK. Vietnam also temporarily suspended the visa-free regime for Italy and South Korea.

An official announcement is due for March 15.

Vietnam was added to the Formula One World Championship for the first time this season. Some observers fear that the event could even be cancelled if the Formula One organisers cannot find a suitable slot later this year.

Other motor racing events affected by the coronavirus epidemic:

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix on March 22, no spectators
Formula One: Shanghai Grand Prix on April 19 postponed indefinitely
Formula E: Sanya E-Prix in Japan on March 21 cancelled
Formula E: Rome E-Prix on April 4 postponed
Formula E: Jakarta E-Prix on June 6 cancelled

Vietnam’s much-anticipated debut Formula One race, originally due to take place on April 5, is set to be postponed until further notice, according to a leaked Twitter message by one of the organisers. The decision was apparently made out of health concerns as the coronavirus keeps spreading and the Vietnamese government has stopped issuing visas for foreign travelers from eight European countries, namely Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France and the UK. Vietnam also temporarily suspended the visa-free regime for Italy and South Korea. An official announcement is due for March 15. Vietnam was added to the Formula One...

Vietnam’s much-anticipated debut Formula One race, originally due to take place on April 5, is set to be postponed until further notice, according to a leaked Twitter message by one of the organisers.

The decision was apparently made out of health concerns as the coronavirus keeps spreading and the Vietnamese government has stopped issuing visas for foreign travelers from eight European countries, namely Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France and the UK. Vietnam also temporarily suspended the visa-free regime for Italy and South Korea.

An official announcement is due for March 15.

Vietnam was added to the Formula One World Championship for the first time this season. Some observers fear that the event could even be cancelled if the Formula One organisers cannot find a suitable slot later this year.

Other motor racing events affected by the coronavirus epidemic:

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix on March 22, no spectators
Formula One: Shanghai Grand Prix on April 19 postponed indefinitely
Formula E: Sanya E-Prix in Japan on March 21 cancelled
Formula E: Rome E-Prix on April 4 postponed
Formula E: Jakarta E-Prix on June 6 cancelled

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