The Formula 1 VinFast Việt Nam Grand Prix 2020 will still take place as its schedule on April 5. Photo Fox Sports Asia
HÀ NỘI — The Formula 1 VinFast Việt Nam Grand Prix 2020 will still take place as scheduled on April 5 despite growing concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Hà Nội Tourism Department announced this afternoon.
The department said the F1 race would spread the Vietnamese image to the world.
Earlier, the Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for April 19, was postponed due to the deadly virus, causing doubts over the inaugural Việt Nam race, which will be held in Hà Nội, 100 miles from the border with China.
The event’s organising board said preparations were on schedule and confirmed the race would take place as planned.
CEO of F1 Ross Brawn also said that the Việt Nam Grand Prix would happen on schedule. — VNS