Why the British GP could follow F1's new Vietnam route

Why the British GP could follow F1's new Vietnam route

Formula 1's deal to race in Vietnam deal is big business, but could it also pave the way for more street circuit events? JAMES ALLEN asks whether Liberty's vision makes the prospect of the British Grand Prix being held in a city centre more likely

Since Bernie Ecclestone was replaced at the start of 2017 by the three-man management team of Liberty Media under Chase Carey, everyone was waiting to see what they would produce to grow the business that Bernie had not been able to do.

It's taken some time. But the announcement of what will surely be at least a five-year deal to host a new race on the streets in Hanoi, Vietnam, starting in 2020, is a genuinely exciting move for the sport. It fulfils Carey's promise not only to take F1 closer to the people, with street races rather than expensive white elephant circuits as Ecclestone specified in India and Korea. But it also takes F1 to what the American describes as 'destination' cities.

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