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FIA Formula 1 Race Director, Michael Masi, visits Hanoi Circuit

F1 Race Director praises ‘world class’ facility


Hanoi, Vietnam - The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC), Promoter of the Formula1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, was honoured to host a visit by the FIA’s Formula 1 Race Director, Michael Masi, to the site of the Hanoi Circuit which will be the stage for the inaugural F1 race in Vietnam next  April 3rd- 5th when Formula 1 will make its debut in the South East Asian country for the third round of the 22-race 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

As part of his visit, he was able to inspect the 300m long Pit Building - purpose built for the arrival of F1 in Vietnam. Its design has been inspired by Hanoi's famous Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, representing this proud nation's long history and strong cultural heritage. This stunning permanent structure is expected to be completed by December 31st.


In addition, Masi also toured the rest of the Hanoi Circuit including the new purpose built sections around the My Dinh National Stadium as well as the site of the newly announced Turn 23 - a 100% left turn where the track widens out to 15m leading on to the start/finish - that will see the track’s length extend from 5.565km to 5.607km.

Speaking after his Tour of the Hanoi Circuit, Masi commented: “The progress is going well. There is a lot to do but I think everything is coming along well with the group here. I have every confidence. {My visit} was just more to check in on how progress is going and I’m very happy. This is an exciting opportunity for Vietnam and Hanoi to showcase the region and the province and the country and what is coming together is you will have a world class facility on a global scale that the country should be very, very proud of.”


The Hanoi Circuit itself is a unique hybrid design, fusing a street circuit’s characteristics with a permanent track layout. The first of its kind to be developed in partnership by Tilke Engineers and F1’s own Motorsports Division, it is set to become one of the most challenging and sensational circuits in the sport. With high speed corner sequences not seen at any other pure street tracks and as many as three overtaking points where cars will have the potential to duke it out side-by-side, this is a track designed to deliver spectacular racing.

A feat of design, innovation & construction, the track will pose a stern examination of the drivers' strength and skills, whilst providing fans with a weekend of non-stop, adrenaline-fuelled racing action.

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