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Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) receives Chase Carey, President and CEO of the Formula One Group (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi will prepare the best infrastructure for the Formula One
(F1) Grand Prix, meeting new requirements as regulated by the International
Automobile Federation (FIA), Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc
Chung has said.

The
municipal official made the pledge on April 15 while receiving Chase Carey,
President and CEO of the Formula One Group, to discuss preparations for the F1
Hanoi Grand Prix in 2020.

At
the meeting, Chung said Hanoi is working with relevant agencies on
transportation and customs procedures, along with working towards visa
exemptions for foreign spectators to come to the event.

He
took the occasion to ask Formula One Group to help Hanoi learn from and connect
with firms responsible for hosting the race worldwide, ensuring quality of the
sporting event.

For
his part, Carey spoke highly of the project’s progress and lauded Hanoi’s
vision in choosing a suitable location for the track, close to the My Dinh
Sports Complex.

He
vowed to facilitate the city in ensuring successful organisation of the
international racing event, thereby promoting images of Hanoi and Vietnam.

Earlier
the same day, Chung and his guest inspected the construction site of the F1
racetrack in Hanoi’s Nam Tu Liem district.

Construction
of the racetrack began on March 20. The circuit will
be more than 5.5km in length, with 22 turns. It will stretch over part of the
My Dinh Sports Complex, while one section will be part of a public road.

In addition, an area has been zoned off for the construction of a
control centre, a grandstand, warehouse, parking lot and helipads to serve
racing teams and spectators.-VNA


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