Vietnam cancels rescheduled 2020 F1 race

Vietnam’s first Formula One grand prix has been officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on Friday.

The Vietnamese Grand Prix was originally scheduled to take place in April on the streets of Hanoi as the third race of the season, but then Covid-19 hit and it was rescheduled for November.

Hanoi city authorities had hoped to hold the race in November, but Vietnam Grand Prix Corp Chief Executive Le Ngoc Chi said on Friday that cancellation emerged as the only option after a review of safety criteria.  It was not clear what safety criteria they were referring to, but once can assume it was Covid-19 related.