Formula 1 to race in Vietnam from 2020

Liberty Media has officially announced that the city of Hanoi will hold a Formula One race on a multi-year deal starting in April 2020.

The Vietnam Grand Prix is the first new event to be announced under Liberty Media’s ownership of the sport.

As such the Vietnam race proves Formula One’s commitment to the Asia region which includes well established races in Singapore, China and Japan.

The Vietnamese Grand Prix will be held around a 5.565 km city circuit which will include an 1.5 kilometer long straight similar to the one in Baku with top speed expected to reach 335 km/h.

The circuit has taken inspiration from several world class circuits including Nurburgring, Germany; Monaco, Monaco; Suzuka, Japan and Sepang, Malaysia.

“We’re delighted to announce that Hanoi will host a Formula One 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 One and the Vietnamese Grand Prix is a realization 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,” said Chase Carey, Chairman and Chief Executive of Formula One.

“We are proud to be hosting Formula One Vietnam Grand Prix, and showcasing the city of Hanoi to the world with its special combination of ancient and modern beauty from 2020,” said Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman, City of Hanoi.

The addition of Vietnam, and the Netherlands almost certain to join in 2020, will most surely push the number of Formula One races above the current record of 21, pushing the team’s endurance to the limit.

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