Vietnam GP organisers expects F1 circuit completion early next year
The new street circuit seems to be on schedule for 2020 debut.
The organisers of Vietnam GP released images of the construction of the new F1 circuit as they aim to complete the circuit by January.
With only four months to go for the inaugural Vietnam GP on April 3-5 weekend in 2020 in Hanoi, the organisers and promoters released images of the construction of the new F1 circuit as they aim to complete the circuit by January.
The organisers have visited multiple F1 circuits this year to oversee how a grand prix weekend works, whether it is security or hospitality or media or marshal and so on. They don't want to leave any stone un-turned to get everything right.
Photos of the upcoming 300m-long pit building which is inspired by Hanoi's Imperial Citadel of Thang Long was also revealed, while there were more shots of the straights shown too as part of the road were closed with normal traffic plying in the other part.
Following the introduction of the Azerbaijan race in 2016 F1 season, Vietnam is the next new grand prix to be added on the calendar in 2019. Since 2016, there has been additions on the calendar but they are only returning circuits like Netherlands is coming in 2020.
Next season is going to be the biggest F1 calendar with 22 races as all bar Germany from 2019 is returning along with the additions of Vietnam and Netherlands. The circuit is being developed in partnership by Tilke Engineers and F1’s own Motorsports Division.
Couple more shots can be found here.
The British racer takes the example of India as the circuit is not used regularly.
The new South East Asian circuit is being prepared for a 2020 debut.
The Netherlands-based circuit allowed selected media to get a tour of the work.
[Image courtesy: Vietnam GP] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]