F1 chairman Chase Carey has confirmed Vietnam will join the Formula 1 calendar in 2020, with a new race in capital city Hanoi. Reports last week suggested Hanoi was the next destination for an F1 race and bosses confirmed it on Wednesday.
The south-east Asian country is the first new addition to the calendar since Liberty Media’s takeover last year.
The race will take place in April, with a street circuit planned, and Carey is excited about the new project.
He said in a statement: “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.”