Vietnam Grand Prix could be held in November, only locals allowed in


The Vietnam Formula One Grand Prix could take place later this year – but without any international spectators, the Vietnam’s state-owned news agency reported.

Organisers of the race, which had been scheduled for April but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are looking at ways it can be held, the report said.

Plans would be submitted to the Hanoi People’s Committee and the International Automobile Federation to host the race in November and what safety conditions should be met in this case.

If the race in Hanoi is held behind closed doors, organisers face losing as much as $35 million in revenue and are now looking into the possibility of allowing local race fans entry. International fans who had previously booked tickets for the April race were given a full refund.

Formula One CEO Chase Carey recently discussed plans to host races in Austria, England, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Austrian Formula One race has been agreed in principle to happen on July 5, pending government approval. In the UK, the race may also go ahead if teams are quarantined for 14 days before.

Organisers aiming for up to 18 races to be held this year

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan joined the list of Formula One races cancelled due to the pandemic on June 12, but organisers said they were still aiming for a reduced season of 15 to 18 races.

“As a result of the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, we and our promoters in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have taken the decision to cancel their races for the 2020 season,” race organisers in a statement.

Races in Canada, Mexico, Texas and Brazil are uncertain due to the pandemic while China remain possibilities and Russia could host two races at Sochi. Formula One official said they will publish a final calendar for the year ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

It is expected that the Hungarian Grand Prix will follow the Austrian after a week, before a break. Then there will be a race at Silverstone in the UK, followed by the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The Belgian Grand Prix will follow, with probably the Italian Grand Prix at Monza a week later on September 6.



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The Vietnam Formula One Grand Prix could take place later this year - but without any international spectators, the Vietnam’s state-owned news agency reported. Organisers of the race, which had been scheduled for April but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are looking at ways it can be held, the report said. Plans would be submitted to the Hanoi People’s Committee and the International Automobile Federation to host the race in November and what safety conditions should be met in this case. If the race in Hanoi is held behind closed doors, organisers face losing as much as $35...


The Vietnam Formula One Grand Prix could take place later this year – but without any international spectators, the Vietnam’s state-owned news agency reported.

Organisers of the race, which had been scheduled for April but was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are looking at ways it can be held, the report said.

Plans would be submitted to the Hanoi People’s Committee and the International Automobile Federation to host the race in November and what safety conditions should be met in this case.

If the race in Hanoi is held behind closed doors, organisers face losing as much as $35 million in revenue and are now looking into the possibility of allowing local race fans entry. International fans who had previously booked tickets for the April race were given a full refund.

Formula One CEO Chase Carey recently discussed plans to host races in Austria, England, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Austrian Formula One race has been agreed in principle to happen on July 5, pending government approval. In the UK, the race may also go ahead if teams are quarantined for 14 days before.

Organisers aiming for up to 18 races to be held this year

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan joined the list of Formula One races cancelled due to the pandemic on June 12, but organisers said they were still aiming for a reduced season of 15 to 18 races.

“As a result of the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, we and our promoters in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan have taken the decision to cancel their races for the 2020 season,” race organisers in a statement.

Races in Canada, Mexico, Texas and Brazil are uncertain due to the pandemic while China remain possibilities and Russia could host two races at Sochi. Formula One official said they will publish a final calendar for the year ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

It is expected that the Hungarian Grand Prix will follow the Austrian after a week, before a break. Then there will be a race at Silverstone in the UK, followed by the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The Belgian Grand Prix will follow, with probably the Italian Grand Prix at Monza a week later on September 6.



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