Vietnamese GP Dropped From 2021 F1 Calendar

The inagurual Vietnamese Grand Prix was scheduled to run earlier this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic derailed these plans.

Formula One has released its official calendar for the 2021 season, with the street circuit race in Hanoi being dropped.

Originally slated to take place in late April, issues arose after the arrest of race promoter and Hanoi People’s Committee chairman, Nguyen Duc Chung.

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Specifically, Chung was arrested on charges of alleged appropriation of documents containing state secrets back in August.

Although the case has nothing to do with the grand prix, the Vietnamese government has indicated that they have other priorities at this time than to be considering an appointee to oversee the race.

The schedule for the 2021 season remains set at 23 races, with a replacement grand prix in April “to be confirmed”. 

It is currently not clear which grand prix will run in place of the Vietnamese Grand Prix, though the assumption is that it will be one the replacement circuits F1 visited already this season.

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