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Hanoi announces Formula One street race starting in 2020

  • Vietnam will host a round of the prestigious series for the first time
  • Few details were given as to where the race would fit on the calendar
PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 November, 2018, 5:56pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 November, 2018, 5:56pm

Formula One and Hanoi officials say a street race in the Vietnamese capital will be added to the F1 calendar starting with the 2020 season.

In a statement on Wednesday, F1 officials said the race is planned for a 5.565-kilometre street circuit. The race in Vietnam will join other stops in the Asia-Pacific region that include Japan, China, Singapore, and Australia.

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The statement gave few details about the race, nor where it would fit on the calendar. It said Hanoi promoter Vingroup had signed a multi-year deal, but gave no specifics about the deal or the level of government support.

Formula One has 21 races listed on a tentative calendar for 2019.

The 2018 season has two races to go, in Sao Paulo and Abu Dhabi.