|The Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 will still take place as schedule on April 5. (Photo Fox Sports Asia)
The department said the F1 race would promote Vietnam’s images to the world.
Earlier, the Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for April 17-19 in Shanghai, was postponed due to the deadly virus, causing doubts over the inaugural Vietnam race, which will be held in Hanoi.
The event’s organising board said preparations were on schedule and confirmed the race would take place as planned.
CEO of F1 Ross Brawn also said on February 14 that the Vietnam Grand Prix would take place on schedule.