Work begins on F1 racetrack in Ha Noi

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 12:20

Delegates press button to kick-start construction on Formula One (F1) Hanoi Grand Prix racetrack in Ha Noi on March 20. — VNA/VNS Photo

Construction started on the Formula One (F1) Hanoi Grand Prix racetrack in Ha Noi’s Nam Tu Liem district on March 20.

The circuit will be more than 5.5km in length, with 22 turns. It will stretch over part of the My Dinh Sports Complex, while one section will be part of a public road.

This track will be designed by the Formula One Group and Germany’s Tilke company, meeting all technical and safety requirements as regulated by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

In addition, an area has been zoned off for the construction of a control centre, a grandstand, warehouse, parking lot and helipads to serve racing teams and spectators.

Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung emphasised that Hanoi believes the world’s most attractive race will be organised on schedule and meet the expectations of Vietnamese people as well as F1 lovers worldwide.

The race will also help promote the image of Viet Nam and Ha Noi to the world, he added.

The track is expected to be complete in March 2020, as the race is set to take place in the summer of that year.

Viet Nam will be the third Southeast Asian country to host a F1 race, after Malaysia and Singapore.— VNA/VNS

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