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F1 | The 2020 Vietnam GP is officially cancelled

The Vietnam GP will not take place bacause of the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus epidemic. In this way, the 2020 calendar will offer a total of 17 races

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F1 | The 2020 Vietnam GP is officially cancelled
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The Vietnam GP has been officially cancelled because of the propagation of the Coronavirus, that makes too dangerous for Vietnam to host the race.

To brake the news was the official website of the race, f1vietnamgp.com, saying that after many discussions with the FIA, they choosed to cancel definitely the race, because of the "uncertainty caused by the global coronavirus epidemic".

The report on the Vietnam GP official website stresses also the statements of the CEO of the Vietnam GP, Ms. Le Ngoc Chi.

We are unable to welcome the most exciting and prestigious motorsport series on the planet to Vietnam in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic", said Le Ngoc Chi. "This was a very difficult decision for all of us to make but ultimately it was the only solution after carefully reviewing all safety criteria as well as the efficiency under current conditions. We thank you for your support and understanding during this uncertain period".

Originally, the event was scheduled to take place in March, before that the Coronavirus epidemic forced Formula 1 to postpone the race in November. Now, the 2020 calendar is going to offer in this way a total of 17 races, assuming that no other race will be cancelled.

Full refund for all the tickets purchased will be anyway provided, as the report writes: "VGPC will provide a full refund for all tickets purchased for the 2020 Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix. Customers who purchased tickets directly with VGPC will be contacted via email with further information on the refund process. Customers who purchased tickets via VGPC’s authorised ticketing agencies should contact such agencies directly for guidance".

If all the remaining races will be confirmed, from now to the end of the season, other six GPs should take place: in Portugal, in Italy, in Turkey, two in Bahrain, and the final one in Abu Dhabi.

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