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The Completion of Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

April 14, 2021 - 267 views

Despite the outbreak of coronavirus, the questions remain over the Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 on April 5. Let’s check this article out to follow the status of the coronavirus outbreak and breaking news about the Vietnam Grand Prix.

Due to the negative impacts of the coronavirus crisis, plenty of international sport and culture events have been canceled or postponed in Vietnam. The most concerning issue at the moment is whether the Vietnam Grand Prix still goes ahead as scheduled or not. Since many people are wondering about the recent new cases of infected coronavirus in Hanoi.

The Hanoi Street Circuit has already been in process, and the new rules of health protection are set strictly for F1 logistics. Normally, the crisis cell plans to meet every 2 days to discuss any changes. Along with the big challenge to coronavirus response, the completion of the Vietnam Grand Prix should follow the safety guide. See the following updates on the upcoming Vietnam Grand Prix amid the coronavirus spread.

Updates on Vietnam Grand Prix amid the coronavirus outbreak

As a first-time country to hold the F1 Grand Prix, Vietnam is now under threat of being called off due to the coronavirus outbreak. Following the recent news of Formula 1, it will not hold a World Championship race in a country preventing any team as a result of coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese government has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to shut the borders to any arrivals from the list of several countries that experienced the coronavirus spread. Unfortunately, this list includes China, South Korea, Iran, Japan, and Italy – home to Ferrari and tire supplier Pirelli as well as the Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri team. In specific, Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa-free entry for Italians over the coronavirus concerns.

Vietnam Grand Prix are facing delay over the coronavirus outbreak

Vietnam Grand Prix are facing delay over the coronavirus outbreak

According to the organizers of the Vietnam Grand Prix, the race will still be held on April 5, 2020, in Hanoi. At the moment, there is only one F1 Grand Prix to be canceled in Shanghai due to the coronavirus outbreak. In other words, Vietnam still has been in the process of preparation for the F1 Grand Prix in early April.

The completion of Hanoi Street Circuit in Vietnam

The Hanoi Street Circuit is scheduled to be the 3rd round of the F1 season in 2020. The last 150 meters of the 23-turn track in 5.6 km has been completed along the start/ finish line. The Hanoi Street Circuit is built followed the Grade 1 standard, the highest standard of F1 Grand Prix with very high-demand technical rules.

The Hanoi Street Circuit has just been built in preparation for the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix

The Hanoi Street Circuit has just been built in preparation for the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix

As the heart of the newest circuit in Formula 1, the construction of the Hanoi Circuit Pit Building has been concluded. The 300-meter-long Pit Building is a grand 3-story structure housing all team garages, the race control center, and the exclusive Paddock Clun hospitality suites. The design has been inspired by the famous symbol of Hanoi, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and the Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature, which represents the long-lasting national history and rich cultural legacy.

The Circuit Pit Building design has been inspired by the famous symbol of Hanoi

The Circuit Pit Building design has been inspired by the famous symbol of Hanoi

Beside the main construction, the supplements including grandstands, media and medical center, guest lounge, a station for observation review, safety barriers and the logistic center has been finishing. 

The construction of Hanoi Street Circuit has been finishing for Vietnam Grand Prix 2020

The construction of the Hanoi Street Circuit has been finishing for Vietnam Grand Prix 2020

The Prevention of Coronavirus during the Vietnam Grand Prix

Since the coronavirus outbreak is still complicated and hard to predict all over the world, the Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation is following the status for the best preparation ahead of this international sports event.

  • The medical center will cooperate with related parties and international communities, especially the WHO, in order to take the appropriate coronavirus preventive measures.
  • The first priority is to prevent widespread coronavirus into the community as well as to assure the safest environment and security for visitors attending the Vietnam Grand Prix 2020.
  • The Vietnam Grand Prix organizers will guarantee the safety of all racing teams and guests, simultaneously take action required to deal with people from regions stricken by the coronavirus, even from areas free of the epidemic. Those entering Vietnam for state affairs or exclusive matters will be requested to submit a health declaration and stay in quarantine for 14 days.  

The organizers of Vietnam Grand Prix will take actions to deal with the coronavirus concerns

The organizers of the Vietnam Grand Prix will take actions to deal with the coronavirus concerns

All in all, the F1 organizers in Vietnam along with the FIA are striving to take any actions to protect the global motor community and the wider public.

For more details about the Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, you should better check the ultimate guide here. In case, you are wondering whether it is safe to visit Vietnam amid the coronavirus outbreak or not, you may also like this article “Is it safe to travel Vietnam during the Coronavirus outbreak?

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