A new race in Vietnam will appear on the 2020 F1 calendar, Formula One Management has announced.
F1 CEO Chase Carey will take part in a ceremony with Hanoi city leaders this evening. “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,” said Carey.
The race is the first new event to be added to the F1 calendar since Liberty Media took over in charge of F1 in late 2016.
“We are proud to be hosting the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix, and showcasing the city of Hanoi to the world with its special combination of ancient and moden beauty from 2020,” said City of Hanoi chairman Nguyen Duc Chung.
“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.”
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