Vietnam GP to be hosted in Hanoi from 2020 F1 season
Vietnam will join the Formula 1 calendar in 2020 with a new race in the capital city, Hanoi.
The southeast Asian country becomes the first new destination to join the sport since Liberty Media’s takeover last year, with the announcement made by F1’s official Twitter account.
The inaugural race will take place in April 2020 and will “begin as a thrilling street race in the heart of the city”.
Organisers have signed a ‘multi-year’ deal with F1 to become the fourth Asian venue on the calendar after China, Singapore and Japan.
F1 is excited to announce we will be racing in Vietnam in 2020!#VietnamGP ?? pic.twitter.com/xeQmJSmEof
“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,” said F1 chairman Chase Carey.
“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.”
There will again be 21 races in 2019, with the same races as this year retaining their places.
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