Vietnam to host Formula One race from 2020

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The race will take place around the streets of the capital Hanoi on a 5.565km track. Vietnam's concept of what grand prix racing should be about matches our vision for the sport.

Race fees are a key source of income for F1 and the sport's owners Liberty Media have discussed the possibility of expanding the calendar to 25 races to increase revenues.

Singapore, which draws millions of television viewers around the world for the F1 Grand Prix, extended its contract for the event to 2021 a year ago. Formula One races are already well established in Singapore, China and Japan.

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Formula 1 officially confirmed on Wednesday the arrival of Vietnam and the city of Hanoi on the F1 calendar in April 2020.

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

"We want to preserve the heritage races, they are very important to Formula 1 and they are very important to fans", said Bratches.

When asked whether events in Britain or Italy could be moved to different locations, Bratches replied: "We're a 68-year-old entity and the nature of grand prix racing is that it is dynamic".

"We are thrilled to be here in Hanoi, one of the most exciting cities in the world right now with such a rich history and an incredible future ahead of it".

The British Grand Prix has been ever-present on the Formula 1 calendar, with Silverstone the permanent home since 1987, having also held the inaugural World Championship event in 1950. "We have Monaco, Baku and Singapore and this is a great addition to that line-up".

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