Vietnamese Grand Prix Added To 2020 F1 Calendar

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Vietnamese Formula 1 Grand Prix Confirmed For 2020 In Hanoi

Only Monza and Monte Carlo have hosted more grands prix than Silverstone, where the very first World Championship race was held in 1950.

The circuit activated its clause due to the increase cost of hosting the race, casting a doubt over the Grand Prix's future which has been on the F1 calendar every year.

Formula 1 cars won't race there for nearly 18 months, with the first Vietnamese Grand Prix being scheduled for April of 2020, but that doesn't mean we have to wait to see what an onboard lap of the track will look like.

Winning the Formula 1 driver's championship "is a distant dream" for anyone who doesn't drive for Ferrari or Mercedes, Spain's Carlos Sainz Jr. said ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. It will be the fourth of its kind on the race calendar along with Monaco, Singapore and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix's. The race has been held at Brands Hatch and other venues.

"We are delighted to announce that Hanoi will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix", Carey said, as quoted on F1.com.

"On ongoing negotiations and discussions, we've said in the past this is a sport that seems to like negotiating in public", he said.

Bratches reiterated earlier statements from Liberty Media about wanting more street races which they feel allows them to bring F1 closer to the people.

"We plan for this to be a long-term agreement, and we intend for this to be a long-term partnership", he added.

Ecclestone told Reuters previous year that he had talks with the Vietnamese about a race while he was in charge but had decided, despite the money on offer, against it because he felt there were enough in that part of the world already. Vietnam's concept of what grand prix racing should be about matches our vision for the sport.

"Then we have a set of street races and hybrid street races, where we race in parks and on city streets, such as Melbourne, Montreal and Mexico City".

Bratches explained that he wants to see a mix of circuit types on the calendar, with an emphasis on growing the number of street races, such as the proposed circuit in Vietnam's capital Hanoi.

"The third segment features purpose-built facilities such as Shanghai, Austin, Texas and Bahrain".

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