How F1 is creating its 'next Baku' in Vietnam

How F1 is creating its 'next Baku' in Vietnam

F1 Racing was granted an exclusive look at plans for the Vietnam Grand Prix that will make its debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 2020. Construction work began in the city of Hanoi last month and will take a year to complete, as JAMES ROBERTS discovered

In the north of Vietnam, 100 or so miles from the Chinese border, lies the country's second largest city. Inhabited by four million people, Hanoi is the cultural capital of Vietnam, mixing a fusion of modernity with old French colonial influences.

The city is characterised by ancient temples, lush parks and, as a backdrop, verdant mountains. Over 50 miles from the coast, Hanoi is situated in the delta of the Red River and is a vibrant city, where the scooter has overtaken the bicycle as the most popular form of transport.

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