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Vietnamese Grand Prix F1 race canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Hanoi city authorities had hoped to hold the race in November

Vietnam's first Formula One grand prix has been officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Friday. The Vietnamese Grand Prix was originally scheduled to take place in April on the streets of Hanoi as the third race of the season, but sources told Reuters in March that it was under threat. "This has been an extremely difficult but necessary decision to reach in view of the continued uncertainty caused by the global coronavirus pandemic," Vietnam Grand Prix Corp said i

Fast and serious: Vietnam's first domestic car manufacturer bets big

VinFast cars will hit Vietnam streets next year

VinFast cars will hit Vietnam streets next year.

GM hands off Vietnam operation to Vingroup to boost sales

General Motors will transfer full ownership of its Hanoi factory

General Motors will transfer full ownership of its Hanoi factory

Toyota Mobility Foundation sets up shop in Da Nang

New Efficiency Project Wants To Put More People In Fewer Vehicles

The Toyota Mobility Foundation expands to Da Nang, Vietnam with shuttle bus and park-and-ride services. It's the second project, after the first in Bangkok.

Thief on scooter caught on video, then by police in Vietnam

The growing popularity of dashcams is catching all sorts of bad behavior on the road, and the devices can often help police find the perpetrator. Case in point: This alleged thief who was filmed pickpocketing on the move in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vietnamese rider creates his own Batpod, forgets Batsuit riding gear

Some people are satisfied with collecting action figures and posters of their favorite superheros, but one Batman fan in Vietnam decided to take it a step further and built his own Batpod motorcycle.

How to successfully cross the road in Vietnam

A Vietnamese crosswalk is a great place for motorized transportation, especially when it's of the two-wheeled variety. It's not, however, a great place for people. Still, the brave soul in the video posted after the jump understands how to tackle this dangerous obstacle course. Slowly, methodically, this adventurous man cuts through the unyielding traffic mass like a surgical pedestrian.

Top Gear goes to Vietnam

The Top Gear team is going global. Location shoots are planned to take the British trio all over the planet, starting with Vietnam. Clarkson, May, and Hammond loved the idea when they were plotting it in the pub, but they didn't actually plan for the fact that Nam doesn't have adequate roads... or very many cars. That made the idea of finding a £600 vehicle and racing it across the country a non-starter, but that doesn't mean the crew couldn't come up with an adventure worthy of T

Vietnam banning small-chested people from motorcycles

The average Vietnamese woman stands five-feet and one-inch tall and weighs all of 103 pounds. The men are only three-inches taller, on average, and weigh 121 pounds. Who cares? Um, pretty much everybody in Vietnam, as the government there is looking at proposed legislation that would ban anybody with a chest size of less than 28 inches from riding a motorcycle. This is a very big deal for smaller-sized people, considering that some 90% of all vehicles registered in Vietnam are of the two-wheeled

Top Gear filming hour-long special in Vietnam

It looks like the Top Gear guys are in Vietnam working on an hour-long special. While we don't have any specifics, we do have some pics that popped up on Ausmotive. The Top Gear website isn't much help, cryptically telling us that the lads don't plan on shooting anyone, but they don't rule it out knowing that Jezza is there. Expect a challenge of some sort, probably involving something considerably

Honda begins auto production in Vietnam

Today Honda cuts the ribbon and opens up its first automobile production plant in a suburb outside of Hanoi, Vietnam. The Honda Vietnam Co. (HVC) factory has the capacity to build engines, weld, paint and assemble whole vehicles, with a projected output of up to 10,000 vehicles per year. Currently, the plant is equipped to produce the new Civic sedan, although its not said for which markets.