BREAKING: Vietnam Grand Prix confirmed for 2020

07-11-2018 08:01
by Matt Gretton
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BREAKING: Vietnam Grand Prix confirmed for 2020

Formula 1 has confirmed that Vietnam will feature in the 2020 calendar. A race will be held in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. It's the first 'new' race organised completely by Liberty Media as they look to expand the Asian and global connection with the sport. 

According to the chiefs of all parties involved in the deal, the 5.565km track will create an exciting race experience for drivers and fans. Chase Carey will tonight hold a grand ceremony at the Hanoi Citadel hotel to further enhance the announcement of the event.

 F1 is excited to announce we will be racing in Vietnam in 2020!#VietnamGP pic.twitter.com/xeQmJSmEof

— Formula 1 (@F1) 7 november 2018

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Carey, the CEO of F1 spoke about his excitement of signing a new deal and confirmed he is "thrilled" to have the sport branching out.

"We are delighted to announce that Hanoi will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix," Carey told Formula 1.

"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."

Liberty Media have been keen to show their intentions of attracting new audiences in every corner of the globe. At one stage, two races in China were on the horizon, but that now looks unlikely with the Vietnam Grand Prix giving Asia another race.

Carey was quick to lift the expectations of quality and excitement levels.

"We have 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," Carey added.

(Potential) Track Layout 

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