Today Formula 1 have announced Vietnam to Host Grand Prix from April 2020.
In their approach to widen the viewing scope of motorsport, Liberty Media have released the news that a 5.565km will be a part of the race circuit in the city of Hanoi for several years.
To mark this occasion and to celebrate the launch of the race, Chase Carey joins the City of Hanoi Leadership and the promoter Vingroup at the Hanoi Citadel as part of the grand ceremony on Wednesday where local artists will perform to highlight the Vietnamese Culture which will be an open event o the local people of Hanoi.
Chase Carey 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.”
Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman, City of Hanoi said:
“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 moden 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.”
What an exciting time in Formula 1 to see new tracks being added to the seasons. We cant wait to see what Hanoi has in store for us all.