Exploring the Deserted £540m F1 Circuit slated for Vietnamese GP earlier than being cancelled as a consequence of Mayor’s imprisonment.

Vietnam had deliberate to host its first-ever Grand Prix in 2020 on the Hanoi motor race circuit, which price £540million. The settlement was signed by Vietnam and F1 in 2018 for a 10-year deal funded by VinGroup. Nonetheless, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the inaugural version was postponed and has not returned to the F1 calendar since. In 2021, it was dropped from the schedule after the main supporter, metropolis mayor Nguyen Duc Chung, was arrested after which sentenced to 10 years for corruption fees. State media claimed that authorities had dismissed any hopes of Vietnam staging a race till no less than 2029, although no affirmation was made to exterior retailers. F1 launched the 2023 calendar with out together with Vietnam, and the spectator stands have been taken away from the monitor, which is now partly fenced off and overgrown with grass and weeds. Some cyclists and motorcyclists have been seen going by way of the gates, and one other a part of the circuit has been opened up for the Vietnamese folks to make use of as public roads. The long run use of the circuit is unknown, however it’s unlikely {that a} Grand Prix will happen earlier than the top of the last decade.