It looks like there is a brand new street-based circuit being planned by Formula 1 in Vietnam. Formula 1 and the City of Hanoi confirmed a Grand Prix will be held in the capital of Vietnam starting from April 2020, making it the fourth Asian Formula 1 location after Singapore, China and Japan.
“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,” said Chase Carey, Chairman and Chief Executive of Formula 1. “This is the perfect formula for grand prix racing and I look forward to this becoming a real highlight of the F1 calendar.”
The new Vietnamese Grand Prix is part of F1’s strategy for broadening the appeal of the races with destination cities and reaching new audiences around the globe. Local Hanoi promotor Vingroup has signed a multi-year deal, and is keen to showcase the city of Hanoi while delivering an exciting race for Formula 1 fans in Vietnam and around the world. The company has a mission of “a better life for Vietnamese people” as the race creates more job opportunities, local infrastructure upgrades and put the country in the map for hosting other worldwide events.
The 5.565km track has been planned, yet some of the road sections have yet to be built. Still, check out the video below to start familiarise yourself with the upcoming Grand Prix route.