Formula 1 has today announced that Vietnam is to host a race in the capital of Hanoi from 2020.
The 22 turn, 5.565km street track, designed by Tilke, features both current and purpose build roads and will be both F1’s fourth street track and Asian race.
The track takes inspiration from several current races such as turns 1 and 2 from Germany, the uphill section at Monaco and the S’s series of corners from Suzuka.
“We are delighted to announce that Hanoi will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix,” said Case Carey, Formula 1 CEO.
“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.”
The new race is part of F1’s push to broaden it’s appeal and expand in areas outside of Europe and is the first brand new race to be made under Liberty Media’s control.
City of Hanoi chairman, Nguyen Duc Chung
“We are proud to be hosting the Formula 1 Vietnamese Grand Prix, and showcasing the city of Hanoi to the world with its special combination of ancient and modern beauty from 2020. It’s a further demonstration of Vietnam’s ability, as one of the fastest growing economies in the world to host events on a global scale and attract tourism to the country. It provides an opportunity for inward investment to Vietnam and importantly to bring the exciting wheel to wheel racing of Formula 1 to the people of Vietnam.”