F1 boss promises 'exciting' Hanoi street race in 2020
Channelnewsasia.com - Mon 15 Apr 18:31 GMT

HANOI: Formula One boss Chase Carey said next year's inaugural race in Hanoi will be "uniquely exciting" thanks to a street track he hopes will help make the event a global spectacle.

F1 boss promises 'exciting' Hanoi street race in 2020

  HANOI: Formula One boss Chase Carey said next year's inaugural race in Hanoi will be "uniquely exciting" thanks to a street track he hopes will help make the event a global spectacle.

  "It's the combination of a city race - we're in the city centre - a street race which always has some special elements to it, and a track that I think we've really had the opportunity to work (on) from day one," said Carey.

  The track is around Hanoi's My Dinh stadium, about 13 km from the city centre after it was deemed too expensive to hold the race in the city's famed Old Quarter.

  Formula One announced last year it would host its first ever race in Vietnam as it seeks to gain a foothold in Asia, where the franchise has a patchy track record.

  The Marina Bay Sands street track night race in Singapore remains F1's crown jewel in Asia, with the city state's Grand Prix drawing 263,000 fans last year.