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Vietnam to host Formula One race in Hanoi from 2020

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By ITN News Editor November 8, 2018 12:50

Vietnam to host Formula One race in Hanoi from 2020

Vietnam will join the Formula One calendar in 2020 with a street race in the capital city Hanoi, the organisers said.The race was announced by the sport’s chairman Chase Carey and will be staged for the first time in April 2020, the first new race announced since Liberty Media bought the commercial rights to the series. The Hanoi round of the championship, which will be run on a 5.565-kilometre circuit, will be the fourth street race on the calendar along with Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan.Vietnam is a growing market for sponsors such as brewer Heineken HEIN.AS and would be give East Asia four races on the calendar again after the departure of Malaysia.While the country does not have much of a tradition of motorsports, sporting events or competitions in which the national team does even marginally well are widely watched, and passionately celebrated.There will again be 21 races on the 2019 calendar, with the same races as this year retaining their places.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 8, 2018 12:50
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