HN prepares for perfect Formula One Grand Prix

16/04/2019

VGP – Ha Noi hopes to shake hands with foreign partners to successfully host the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix. 

 
Chairman of Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and President and CEO of the Formula One Group Chase Carey, Ha Noi, April 15, 2019 – Photo: VGP

Chairman of the Ha Noi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung hosted a reception for and held talks with President and CEO of the Formula One Group Chase Carey to discus  preparation of F1 Grand Prix in 2020. 

Earlier, Chairman Chung and his guest inspected the construction site of the F1 racetrack in Ha Noi’s Nam Tu Liem district. 

At the meeting, Mr. Chung said Ha Noi is working with relevant agencies on transportation and customs procedures, along with working towards visa exemptions for foreign spectators to come to the event.

He took the occasion to ask Formula One Group to help Ha Noi learn from and connect with firms responsible for hosting the race worldwide, ensuring quality of the sporting event. 

For his part, Mr. Carey spoke highly of the project’s progress and lauded Ha Noi’s vision in choosing a suitable location for the track, close to the My Dinh Sports Complex. 

He agreed to facilitate the city in ensuring successful organization of the international racing event, thereby promoting images of Ha Noi and Viet Nam.

Construction of the racetrack began 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.

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 audiences./.

By Khanh Phuong