The major construction work on the street circuit in Hanoi which is due to host the first Vietnam Grand Prix has been completed, the promoters have announced.
[smr2020test]The 23-turn, 5.607-kilometre circuit will hold the third round on the 2020 F1 calendar on April 3rd-5th.
The final 150 metre long section of track was laid last week. The race promoters estimate cars will reach maximum speeds of up to 335kph on the circuit.
“This is a major milestone for us to celebrate as we come closer to staging Vietnam’s first ever Formula 1 race weekend in just over a month’s time,” said Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation CEO Le Ngoc Chi.
“We are beyond excited to witness the extraordinary sight of Formula 1 cars racing on this incredible circuit. It will be a moment of great pride for the whole team here at VGPC and a fitting tribute to the hard work that has gone in to ensuring the newest track in F1 is ready on time.”
Formula 1 Management assisted in the design of the circuit, which was created by Tilke. “With the help of everyone at Tilke and F1’s motorsport division, we feel confident in saying that this track will be one of the most challenging and exciting on the F1 calendar and we look forward to it quickly becoming a fan favorite,” said Le.
“With grandstands and all remaining temporary structures also going up around the track, the excitement in and around Hanoi for the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 is continuing to grow. We are ready and can’t wait to welcome the world to Hanoi very soon.”
The promoters say they expect the race to go ahead as planned despite concerns over the spread of the coronavirus which has already caused the postponement of the Chinese Grand Prix.
“Preparations for the race are going according to the set schedule,” said Le. “The F1 race in Hanoi in 2020 will take place as planned. We are of course monitoring the situation closely and will notify customers and media should there be any changes.”
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