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F1 still working with promoter over future Vietnam GP

Formula 1 remains hopeful that it can eventually launch a grand prix in Vietnam despite the postponement and continued absence of the event. A semi-permanent facility was constructed on the outskirts of Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, with the inaugural race scheduled for April 2020. However the event was postponed in mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the summer Hanoi’s ex-mayor Nguyen Duc Chung – a key figure in launching the proposed event – was sentenced to five years in prison for misappropriating state secrets and misusing assets. Vietnam was subsequently omitted from a 2021 calendar that features a record-breaking 23 rounds, including the return of the Netherlands and...
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