The Hanoi Circuit construction has been completed in preparation for the inaugural Formula 1 Vietnamese Grand Prix in April.

While speculation continues to swirl around the race due to recent coronavirus fears, Vietnamese GP promoters have announced the track has been finished and released new images of the circuit.

The Vietnam GP is scheduled for April 3-5 and is set to host round three of the 2020 F1 world championship. F1 will then head into an impromptu break following the postponement of the Chinese Grand Prix due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the returning Dutch Grand Prix hosting round four on May 1-3.

The first-ever F1 race in Vietnam remains under threat from the coronavirus outbreak, with 16 reported cases of the illness in the country so far. 

The final 150m long stretch of track was laid last week on the start/finish straight which completes the 23-turn part-street and part-permanent circuit developed by Tilke Engineers and F1’s Motorsport Division.

“This is a major milestone for us to celebrate as we come closer to staging Vietnam’s first ever Formula 1 race weekend in just over a month’s time,” Ms Le Ngoc Chi, CEO of the Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation, said. “We are beyond excited to witness the extraordinary sight of Formula 1 cars racing on this incredible circuit.

“It will be a moment of great pride for the whole team here at VGPC and a fitting tribute to the hard work that has gone in to ensuring the newest track in F1 is ready on time.

“With the help of everyone at Tilke and F1’s Motorsport Division, we feel confident in saying that this track will be one of the most challenging and exciting on the F1 calendar and we look forward to it quickly becoming a fan favourite.

“With grandstands and all remaining temporary structures also going up around the track, the excitement in and around Hanoi for the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 is continuing to grow. We are ready and can’t wait to welcome the world to Hanoi very soon.”

 

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