Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey has announced that the 2020 season is targeted to start in Austria in July, meaning that the Hanoi stage may take place later this year.
The Hanoi stage of Formula 1 race may take place in November (Photo: VGPC)
In a statement on the latest developments on the 2020 F1 calendar, Carey said he is optimistic about a starting the season in Europe through July, August and early September, with the first race taking place in Austria from July 3-5.
September, October and November would see racing in Europe, Asia and the Americas, finishing the season in December.
Based on the announcement, the stage in Hanoi could take place in November.
To date, ten out of 22 races have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Vietnam debut that was set to take place in Hanoi from April 3-4./.
The plan to advertise Vietnam’s tourism with the F1 race as the focus has failed as the organisers have decided to postpone the event amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC) has completed the Hanoi Formula 1 circuit, which will play host to the first-ever race in the country in April.