Formula 1 cancels Vietnam races for 2021
The provisional Formula 1 calendar for 2021 has been published. So there is no GP of Vietnam.
According to the BBC, the government wants to focus on the upcoming elections and dealing with the corona crisis. The city race in Hanoi is therefore not in focus. The AFP news agency reported that the Grand Prix was canceled because the then mayor of Hanoi, Nguyen Duc Chung, was arrested on charges of corruption. The scandal is not directly related to Formula 1, but Chung was the driving force behind the project. Hanoi should actually make its Formula 1 debut this year. However, the Grand Prix was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2021 for the first time on the F1 calendar, the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix
Even 22 races would mean a record calendar for the racing series. The comeback in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, which was unusual this year, will now take place on September 5th. The premiere of the controversial guest appearance in Saudi Arabia is planned for November 28th as the penultimate World Cup station.
The host of the Brazilian Grand Prix is not yet entirely sure. Actually, there should be a new course in Rio de Janeiro in 2021. But because building permits are still missing, Sao Paulo will probably continue to play a role.
Formula 1 calendar 2021:
March 21, Australia (Melbourne)
March 28th Bahrain (Sakhir)
June 13 Canada (Montreal)
June 27, France (Le Castellet)
July 18 Great Britain (Silverstone)
September 5 Netherlands (Zandvoort)
September 12, Italy (Monza)
September 26, Russia (Sochi)
October 10 Japan (Suzuka)
October 24 USA (Austin)
October 31, Mexico (Mexico City)
November 14th Brazil (Sao Paulo)
November 28th Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
December 5, Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
* Forerunner calendar