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Vietnamese Grand Prix

The Vietnamese Grand Prix could have been one of the most spectacular events of this F1 season, but the global pandemic situation wreaked havoc on the entire affair.

The country that planned to have its maiden race this year will now have it the following year. At the start of the season, the F1 authorities locked April 5, 2020, to be the date their supercars would run on Vietnamese soil. However, in light of the ongoing pandemic, Vietnam officials first postponed the event and eventually canceled it for the year, keeping health and safety concerns in mind.

The race was also omitted from the provisional?2021 calendar, published in November 2020.

Circuit Details

The circuit came into existence after innumerable doubts and discussions held by the former F1 CEO, the American Mass Media company, and the capital investors company. It was officially declared as a recognizable circuit under F1 in late 2018.

The weekend that will be staged on the street of Hanoi is a creation of Hermann Tilke and the authorities of the capital city. Tilke, along with the F1 team, has efficiently designed an anti-clockwise track. It can be termed as one of the most challenging and exciting circuits in F1.

The 23-turn track measures 5.613 kilometers. It amasses 55 laps and a racing length of 308.715 kilometers has to be covered.

The grid built with high-tech safety measures promised to be very thrilling and will keep viewers glued to the race.

Where to Watch

In Asia, Australia, and Latin America, the practice sessions, qualifying, and the race will stream on Fox Sports Channel. People from the Indian subcontinent can enjoy the race on STAR Sports. In Africa, SuperSport will broadcast it.

Belgium has RTBF and Telenet for the entire highlights and the streaming of the race. Brazilians can catch the show on TV Globo and SporTV while Bulgaria can view it on Nova and Diema Sport.

RDS and TSN will broadcast the entire course of the race for Canada. The Czech Republic and Slovakia will have their broadcast needs taken care of by Sport 1, Sport2, and Sport 5. China will stream the race on CCTV, Tencent, Guangdong TV, and Shanghai TV.

Denmark will have TV3+, TV3 Sport, and ViaSat while Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will have TBC for the broadcast.

Finland will telecast the race on MTV and France will do so on TF1 and Canal+. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will have RTL Germany to broadcast the race. Greece will stream it on ERT and Cosmote TV.

M4 will broadcast the event in Hungary. Israel will have the broadcast on The Sports Channel while those in Italy can watch it on Sky Italia and TV8.

Japan will watch it on Fuji Television, Network Inc., and Dazn. TUDN Mexico will telecast the race for Mexico while Montenegro has SportKlub.

The Netherlands will broadcast it on Ziggo while New Zealand will do so on Spark sport. Eleven Sport will telecast the entire event for Poland and Portugal, and Russia can watch it on Match TV.

Spain and Andorra have Movistar. Turkey will stream it on S Sport. The United Kingdom will broadcast the entire event on C4 and Sky Sports, while ESPN will telecast the entire course for the USA.

Vietnamese Grand Prix at a Glance