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Not that anyone thought it would suddenly take place but the Vietnam GP promoters have confirmed the official cancellation of this year’s Hanoi race.
When F1 finally gets to Vietnam the drivers can expect the “most technical section” of any circuit on the calendar according to Esteban Gutierrez.
It was inevitable anyway, but Formula 1 has now confirmed the postponement of the Bahrain and Vietnam GPs.
The promoter for the Vietnam Grand Prix has said that it was a “very difficult decision” to postpone what was scheduled to be their first Formula 1 race.
The Bahrain and Vietnam GPs are set to be cancelled today with official confirmation reportedly imminent.
F1 boss Chase Carey is on his way to Vietnam to hold ‘crisis talks’ in a bid to save the race amidst rumours it has been postponed.
Formula 1 sporting boss Ross Brawn has made it clear that F1 hold championship races unless all 10 teams are present.
Questions remain about the Vietnam race with the country implementing travel restrictions for anyone arriving from Italy.
The Hanoi Street Circuit which will host the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix is now complete with the first event scheduled for April 5.
Formula 1’s first Vietnam GP may have to be put on hold after the country closed its border to several countries due to the coronavirus.
Formula 1 is definitely heading to Vietnam in April with the country’s tourism deputy director adamant the race will “not be postponed or delayed”.
While questions are being raised about the Chinese Grand Prix, a spokesman for the Vietnam race says it will go ahead as planned.
Vietnam Grand Prix organisers say they expect the Hanoi circuit to be completed by the “end of the year”.
Formula 1 chiefs hope the layout of the Vietnam GP street circuit will be the first of a future model to promote great racing.
Carsten Tilke, managing director of Vietnam GP circuit designer Tilke, has promised “plenty of overtaking opportunities”.