Ways to Improve the Impending F1 Vietnam GP Before It’s Even Started
I don’t know about you, but I’m living in the hope that when the likes of Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen and Ricciardo take to the Hanoi street circuit in April 2020 to contest the inaugural F1 Vietnam GP (exciting news, eh?!), then they will be forced to transport various random items in their race cars with them as they complete countless laps of the city centre. You know what I'm talking about. Model galleons, statues, artworks, suits of armour, etc, sticking up from behind the driver’s seats as they familiarise themselves with the very latest circuit to become part of the Formula One race calendar.
I’ve absolutely no idea why such a seemingly ludicrous and impractical thought has crossed my mind, really I don’t. Yet somewhere, subconsciously perhaps, this vision sort of makes sense. The teams might even consider spray painting one of the race cars bright pink or something equally as hideous and unthinkable, you know, just for a laugh. Mind you, Force India (or whatever they prefer to call themselves these days) could be one step ahead of the game already there.
And what about making the drivers wear race overalls from traditional Vietnamese fabrics and possibly intricately embroidered with cultural patterns? Akin to some form of national costumes, for example? I know what you’re thinking. Why on earth would I ever suggest such things, and just what sort of thoughts enter my head. But they have, and I fear I’m not the first person to experience such strange, almost hallucinogenic mental images . Yet still as to where these deep-rooted ideas come from, continues to escape me….