Things You Need to Know About the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020

Vietnam is the newest destination on the F1 calendar next year. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix.

 

When will the 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix be held?

The Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix will be held from Thursday April 02 to Sunday April 05 2020, according to the official notice on F1 website.

Where will the Vietnam Grand Prix take place?

The race will take place on a new 5.57 km street circuit and feature 22 corners in Nam Tu Liem District, west of Hanoi. Designed by Hermann Tilke and F1, the circuit was inspired by iconic F1 tracks like Suzuka and the Nurburgring. The circuit looks primed to become one of the most challenging in F1, while also featuring one of the longest straights in the sport at 1.5km.

What are ticket classes of Grand Prix 2020?

The Hanoi track. Source: F1 Experiences

Tickets are on sale now. According to the official announcement, there are 11 options available, from low to high price.

Grandstand Ticket (Fri, Sat & Sun)

Grandstand tickets promise to give viewers the most diverse and authentic perspective of the first Formula 1 Racing event in Vietnam. Located in prime locations, the Grandstand tickets allow viewers to directly observe every turn as well as every top-notch technical display of the world’s top racers. Besides, these tickets not only provide separate seats with extremely favorable views but they also offer a wide range of choices for customers with 2 different classes including premium audience ticket class and standard spectator ticket class. Grandstand tickets are certainly the best choice for true fans of this speed sport.

  1. General Admission

A Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix General Admission (GA) Ticket gives you access to all the General Admission zones within the circuit. These tickets allow you to move freely around the circuit within the indicated zones, in order to choose your own perfect vantage point to watch all the Formula 1 action.

Important note: The General Admission ticket doesn’t include a seat or access to the grandstand but gives you access to the entertainment zones within the circuit which include F1 Fan-Zone, local & international music acts, car displays, cultural festival and food & beverage areas.

  1. Turn 10.5

The un-reserved seating Turn 10.5 Grandstand is situated at the slight Turn 10, which itself is located in the middle of the long 1.5km straight on-street section. Widely regarded as one of the fastest sections of the circuit, here you’ll be able to witness the cars going flat out, racing down to turn 11.

  1. Turn 7-8

The reserved seating Turn 7-8 Grandstand is located on one of the tightest and most thrilling sections of the Hanoi Street circuit, overlooking turns 7 & 8. With a seat here you will have a truly amazing view as the cars break aggressively, sweep around the long corner and then floor it down the impressive 1-5km straight.

  1. Turn 12

The reserved seating Turn 12 Grandstand is situated on the on-street section of the Vietnam Circuit, overlooking the tight turn 11 and the fast turn 12. This is certainly one of the most exciting and challenging parts of the track, with two totally different corners combining to create some fantastic Formula 1 action.

  1. Starting Grid Grandstand

The reserved seating Starting Grid Grandstand has a great location at the Hanoi Street Circuit, situated on the main straight, overlooking the start/finish line and pit lane. With a seat in this grandstand you will be able to witness the moment the race gets underway and the cars roar off the grid, jostling for pole position.

  1. Turn 1

The reserved seating Turn 1 Grandstand has a perfect location at the Hanoi Street Circuit, situated at the end of the main starting grid straight, it overlooks the first and second corners of the Vietnam Grand Prix. From here, due to the setup of the track, you’ll be able to witness the battle for pole position as the entrance into the tight turn 1 allows plenty of racing lines.

  1. Turn 2-3-4

The reserved seating Turn 2-3-4 Grandstand has a truly unique location overlooking Turns 2 to 4. With a seat at this vantage point, you will have a great view of some of the most exciting and nerve wracking parts of the race, as the cars sweep through these corners and floor it down the 800m straight

 VIP Packages and Hospitality

  1. Gold Lounge
  2. Platinum Champion Club
  3. Diamond Suite
  4. Paddock Club

How to get to Hanoi, Vietnam?

With a destination as stunning as its race track, the Vietnam Grand Prix is one of the season’s brightest highlights. Here is a brief guide for you to enjoy the charm along with phenomenal racing and atmosphere at Hanoi Circuit.

Visa & passport

Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months beyond your travel date and has at least one blank visa page.

If you are citizens of below countries, you will be granted Vietnam visa exemption within certain length of stay.

  • Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore: Visa free for 30 days
  • Philippines: Visa free for 21 days
  • Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Russian, Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain: Visa free for 15 days
  • Brunei, Myanmar: Visa free for 14 days

Contact us if you need help in applying visa to Vietnam.

Flight

Noi Bai International Airport is the largest in norther Vietnam, serves the capital city of Hanoi. The airport is located around 30 kilometers from the city center or about 40-minute drive. It serves hundreds of domestic, regional and international routes, including direct flights from Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Dubai and Doha. Vietnam Airlines is the national flag carrier, other budget airlines include VietJet Air, Bamboo Airways and Jetstar Pacific. The easiest way to get from the airport to the city center is via taxi or Grab; cost around 300,000 VND ($13 USD).

Where to stay in Hanoi?

To get into the sight and the sounds of Hanoi, it’s recommended to stay in the Old Quarter area, Ba Dinh or Tay Ho districts, which are all have good access to tourist attractions & entertainment activities.

How to get to the Hanoi Street Circuit?

The circuit is located in the district of Nam Tu Liem, a new area of Hanoi dominated by skyscrapers and modern buildings. It is about 10km west of the city’s Old Quarter. See the track’s location on Google maps: Hanoi Street Circuit

  • Taxis/Ride Sharing: the best way to get around in Hanoi! Uber no longer operates in Vietnam, having sold their business to Grab, which allows you to book a motorbike or car. You need to download their app to book car. Reputable taxi companies in Hanoi include Mai Linh, Taxi Group.
  • Public Transport: local buses connect all corners of Hanoi with the district of Nam Tu Liem, where the race is held. Find the best connections here. In addition, the My Dinh Bus Station, 2.5km (or 30-minute walk) from the circuit, is a major hub for metropolitan and regional bus services.
  • Driving: navigating the crowded roads of Hanoi in a hire car is not recommended, and trackside parking is expected to be very limited. Take a taxi or Grab instead.

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