Formula 1 Hanoi News

10th April 2023

Vietnam F1 News - 10th April 2023

News is coming through that F1 group CEO Stefano Domenicalli has met officials from Hanoi and Vietnam to discuss the possibility of hosting an F1 race in Hanoi in 2024.

South Africa and Hanoi are said to be favourites to be added to the 2024 F1 calendar! Will Hanoi finally get hat it deserves and a shot at hosting one of the biggest events in sporting history?

Stay tuned for more on this with Travel Agent Hanoi!

More to follow...

10th November 2020

Vietnam F1 News - 10th November 2020

The Hanoi F1 schedule will be announced today 10th November 2020 and it is heard through news sources at the BBC that Hanoi F1 is not on the list of races to be held in 2021.

The planned date for Hanoi F1 Grand Prix 2021 was to be 25th April but has now been cancelled due to ongoing investigations of a key official.

Check out my announcement!

More to follow...

16th October 2020

Vietnam F1 News - 16th October 2020

Well guys, the day finally came, one we all probably knew would happen. But, the Hanoi F1 has now been officially cancelled (as I reported) due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the world.

Vietnam was doing extremely well in the covid fight and kept cross community transmissions at zero for around 3 months. But unfortunately, Vietnam fell foul to a 2nd wave, which still hasn't been explained, in late July 2020. This I feel was the nail in the coffin for the Hanoi F1 Grand Prix 2020.

"Ms. Le Ngoc Chi, CEO of the Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation commented on the news earlier today: “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. 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.”"

All Vietnamese including myself (my first Formula 1 race visit) are extremely disappointed but know that it was all in the best interests of Vietnams citizens.

We are hopeful for a Hanoi Formula 1 race in 2021 and can keep fingers crossed for this superb event to grace Vietnams shores.

I will keep you updated as and when I hear any news about future dates.


2nd June 2020

Vietnam F1 News - 2nd June 2020

In further Hanoi F1 News today. According to the Formula, the first 8 races for 2020 have been set. Starting in Austria, where they will hold a double header on 5th and 12th July 2020.

This is slightly sad news for Vietnam F1 but also at the same time, promising in that a future date could be possible. As per previous news item mentioned below.

Here is the proposed race calendar below as supplied by

Currently the races will be behind closed doors due to the ongoing pandemic with Covid-19. But, they do hope fans will be allowed in to future events when it is safe to do so.

This I feel, will be in Vietnam's favour as they are in good standing regards the covid-19 virus with only 35 active cases (as of 2nd June 2020) and no deaths. This could be a great opportunity for Vietnam F1 Grand Prix to get started later in the year whereby offering a safe environment for at least their domestic fans.

Fingers crossed for better future Vietnam F1 News so please keep checking back for more updates.

2nd June 2020

Vietnam F1 News - 2nd June 2020

In further Vietnam F1 News today. According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Hanoi F1 could be held later this year in November. This is all conjecture at the moment and no real decision can or will be made hastily.

Although at this time they say international guests will not be permitted, they do say it could be a domestic market with expats and Vietnamese citizens helping to bring some revenue in for the Vietnam VinFast Formula 1 Grand Prix Group!

The Formula 1 team and CEO Chase Carey will no doubt announce any further news to whether or not the Vietnam F1 will go ahead this year.

Keep checking back for more Vietnam F1 news.

18th March 2020

Hanoi F1 News - 18th March 2020

Travel Agent Hanoi have been notified of news by the Vietnam Grand Prix LLC (VGPC) – the Promoter of Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020.

We would like to also make sure our guests are kept up to date with Hanoi F1 news. Moreover this news we receive comes from the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 organisers.

Here are the following points for guests of Travel Agent Hanoi and their F1 tickets they have been allocated;

"For all tickets that have been purchased through Travel Agent Hanoi : Your orders remain FULLY VALID and will be automatically updated to the new 2020 race schedule when announced – we hope to have a new date within 1 to 2 months for a race date later in the year.

 In case you do not wish to receive new tickets: it is important to us that all our customers are satisfied and feel supported during this difficult time. Once our New Date is announced but you do not wish or are unable to continue with your Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 purchase, we will be processing requests for refunds."

Let's hope for new dates for Hanoi F1, we will keep you update.

14th March 2020

Hanoi F1 News - March 2020

Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 are sorry to announce the postponement of the intended Formula 1 race held in Hanoi on 3rd - 5th April 2020.

A statement is shown below;

9th March 2020

Hanoi F1 News - March 2020

A quick Vietnam F1 News update about the current status of the Hanoi F1 Grand Prix.

As of today the inaugural F1 Hanoi is still going ahead. But in light of the news of Bahrain F1 being held behind closed doors on 11th March. Importantly, the F1 chairman will come to Hanoi to assess the situation for the last time. Here he will then finally see if it should be postponed, or take place behind closed doors.

We will certainly keep you updated as soon as we know!

13th February 2020

Hanoi F1 News - February 2020

With the news of the Ncov-19 virus emanating from China, we have had many enquiries as to whether the Vietnam GP in Hanoi will still go ahead.

We have every confidence in the organisers VinFast and have been sent Q & A's regarding this matter as follows below.

We must point out that statistics* prove the number of confirmed cases in Vietnam is still nominally low. It also shows no deaths (as of 13th Feb) and most are either in quarantine or released after treatment ** was successful.

Confirmed cases are also on a par with some other countries including Australia, Germany and the USA. It is not in anyway deemed more dangerous because of the border to China as Chinese visas have been suspended. **

Warmly greeting from F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020! ***

To answer your question, VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 would like to send you the Q&A about the Covid-19 situation as below:

Q: Is the event going ahead/ will it be cancelled?

A: The event is going ahead and is NOT cancelled. We will continue to work with the relevant authorities to closely monitor the situation. But have every confidence the event will be unaffected.


Q: Will I be safe if I go to the event, even in April?

A: Yes. All necessary measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of our fans. We will work with all relevant authorities for support in this regard.


Q: If this event is cancelled later/ after I buy my ticket, do I get a refund?

A: In the very unlikely situation of a cancellation. We would certainly want to ensure that all our customers were satisfied. We would consider any refund policy on that basis.


Q: When will Vietnam reinstate Visas for Chinese citizens?

A: We are working closely with the relevant authorities to monitor the status of Visa entry for Chinese citizens. We will make any relevant information available as soon as we have it.

Thanks and best regards,

F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix CS Team


Travel Agent Hanoi


* Real Time monitoring by Kompa Group!

** News Source Vietnam Express International

*** F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix CS Team

Two new Grandstand positions tickets have been launched

On 28th December 2019, F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 officially launched the two new Grandstand positions. They were Turn 11 (Standard Grandstand) & Turn 13 (Unreserved Grandstand).

In addition to this we now have these tickets available for sale. Also including hotels, tours and transfers as part of the Hanoi F1 package deals offered by Travel Agent Hanoi.

Contact us now for more information and definitely don't delay - hotels are running out fast.

11th January 2020

Vietnam F1 News - January 2020

Construction Process Updated

As a result of careful work, the Pit Building handover has taken place on 6th January 2020 between the contractor and the VGPC representatives.

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Hanoi F1 News - November 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to Formula 1 Hanoi news update for November. We have received new information about a few items. Those which have been settled by the organisers of the first ever Hanoi Formula 1 Grand Prix race. Travel Agent Hanoi would like to share them with you today.

3rd April 2020 - Practice Sessions Hanoi F1 

Times have been tentatively set for the 3rd April 2020 on practice day. With a full days line up of practice sessions starting from 8am in the morning. A track inspection and safety car test finally finishing off with a pit lane walk and truck tour.

See below for details of the practice session itinerary on 3rd April 2020.

4th April 2020 - Qualifying Sessions Hanoi F1 

Today the timings have been tentatively set for all drivers to compete in the first ever qualifying sessions of the Hanoi F1 Grand Prix. Starting at 8am and finishing around 5pm, you are ensured a jam packed day of entertainment. Check the details out below in the 2nd day of the Grand Prix in Vietnam.

5th April 2020 - Race Day Hanoi F1 

The day has arrived and the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix race will kick off today. With a drivers parade at around 12.30pm with races before and after to entertain the F1 fans. With a race start time of 4.30pm, I hope you are settled in your seats with popcorn and tickets in hand (if not contact us now). This will be the best ever street race in Formula 1 history. Check out the timings below;

Event Zones

The Hanoi Formula 1 organisers have also notified us of the entertainment zones within the complex of the Formula 1 arena.

Check out the many different food stalls, displays, carnivals & Fanzones available. It is all here for your entertainment whilst waiting between races at the Hanoi F1 race of the year.

Here is the map of the zones and one to keep a hold of when you arrive in Hanoi F1.