Oct 06, 2020 / 16:54

Hanoi dismantles Formula One race track infrastructure

The Hanoitimes - The Vietnam Grand Prix postponement was aimed at ensuring the health and safety of the organizers, drivers and spectators.

As the Formula One (F1) race Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 has been canceled due to Covid-19, Hanoi is dismantling the circuit infrastructure.

In August, the F1 Race Organizing Board announced four additional races for the 2020 F1 calendar will be held in Turkey, Bahrain (hosting two races), and Abu Dhabi while Vietnam is off the list.
 The F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 was planned to take place on April 3-5 but put off due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic. The postponement was aimed at ensuring the health and safety of the traveling staff, championship participants and fans, according to F1’s statement.
 Workers are dismantling the stands.
 The F1 race track was built on an area of 88 hectares including part of the campus of the My Dinh Sports Complex and surrounding streets including Le Quang Dao and Le Duc Tho.
 The track runs a length of 5.6 kilometers and includes 23 turns as well as a back straight that - at 1.6-kilometer-long - will see cars hit speeds of up to 335 kilometers per hour.
 “The global situation regarding Covid-19 is fluid and very difficult to predict and it's right we take time to assess the situation and make the right decisions…We are also looking forward to Vietnam’s inaugural race and bringing the spectacle of F1 to one of the most exciting cities in the world,” said Formula 1 Chairman and CEO Chase Carey

 Photo: Hoang Quan (Kinh te & Do thi)