29/02/2020 12:38 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

F1 circuit completed for Vietnam Grand Prix

The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC) has completed the Hanoi Formula One circuit, which will play host to the first-ever race in the country in April.

VGPC, promoter of the event, announced that the 5.607km-long track and permanent constructions are ready for the exciting activities.

The final 150m of track was laid last week, along with the start/finish line to complete the 23-turn circuit, which features a unique hybrid design, fusing a street circuit’s characteristics with a permanent track layout and is the first of its kind.

The original surface sample was sent to laboratories in Singapore and Germany to undergo thorough testing to ensure it met all FIA requirements.

The organisers are now focusing on the temporary structures around the circuit, including the Grandstands – each named after iconic Vietnamese cities and locations, as well as the media and medical centres and safety barriers.

The Hanoi circuit, which is the third round of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship, is scheduled to entertain Vietnamese spectators on April 3-5.

Vietnam is the third country in Southeast Asia to host a Formula One race after Malaysia and Singapore./.
VNA/VNP