Starting in 2020 the Formula One calendar will include the Vietnam Grand Prix. The latest addition to the calendar will take place in the capital city of Hanoi on a street circuit. A multi-year deal, commencing in April 2020, was announced by Formula One earlier today.
Hanoi will become F1’s fourth street race, Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan being the current tracks that take place with city confines. The Vietnam Grand Prix take place on a 5,565 km track that features 22 corners. The layout (seen above) was designed by Tilke Designs and it will be a semi-permanent street track, using both existing and purpose-built roads.
Much like the track in Austin Texas, the new street circuit takes inspiration from other famous F1 tracks, such as Silverstone, Nurburgring, Suzuka and Istanbul. You can read more about the track and see a video by clicking here.
Click here to see our video of a drive around Circuit of the Americas and click here for our review of the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S driven on the same track.
In his own words
Chase Carey, Chairman and Chief Executive, Formula 1 said:
“We are delighted to announce that Hanoi will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Since we became involved in this sport in 2017, we have talked about developing new destination cities to broaden the appeal of Formula 1 and the Vietnamese Grand Prix is a realisation of that ambition. We are thrilled to be here in Hanoi, one of the most exciting cities in the world right now with such a rich history and an incredible future ahead of it. This is the perfect formula for Grand Prix racing and I look forward to this becoming a real highlight of the F1 calendar.
“Our Motosport team, working in collaboration with the City of Hanoi and promoter Vingroup, has worked to enable a circuit that will not only test the drivers but also ensure that our fans enjoy the racing spectacle. We are really looking forward to seeing Formula 1 cars speeding around the streets of this fantastic city from 2020.”