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2020 Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix – Hanoi – The Ultimate Guide

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Formula 1 – Vietnam Grand Prix.

To ensure the safety and health of all people, the safety of members of racing teams, organizers and the fan community, the organizers decided to postpone the race in Hanoi which was scheduled and announced to take place from April 3, 2020, to April 5, 2020.

2020 Vietnam Grand Prix will be held in Hanoi city from April 3 – 5, 2020. Vietnam will become the fourth street race in the F1 racing system besides Monaco GP, Singapore GP, and Azerbaijan GP. In Asia, Vietnam is also the fourth country after China, Japan, and Singapore.

The track in Vietnam has a length of 5,565m, designed by Tilke Group (Germany), including 22 corners inherited and inspired by the most famous F1 racing tracks in the world such as Germany, Monaco, and Japan.

What will a race weekend on your screens look like in Vietnam?

According to information from the Formula 1 homepage, the corners of the 1 and 2 at the track will be designed similar to the Nurburgring, Germany. And the corner of number 12 to number 15 is designed based on inspiration from the circuit in Monaco, France.

Meanwhile, corners number 16 to number 19 make the audience think of the Suzuka – Japan. Even the three corners of the end of 20 – 22 will make a mark of the Sepang in Malaysia.

The real thrill and drama of the F1 race track in Vietnam will come from the straight line of 1,500m (with some straight sections of 675m, 880m) with the maximum speed expected to reach 335 km/h.

Currently, the design of the race track, safety work, technical areas, stands … are being urgently completed as expected.

General information

When is it?

According to official information from F1 and approved by FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile), the race day in Vietnam will take place on 3rd, 4th, and April 5th, 2020. It is the 3rd race in 2020, after Australia and Bahrain.

Venue

2020 Vietnam Grand Prix will be held at My Dinh National Sports Complex – Le Duc Tho, My Dinh, Tu Liem, Hanoi with a total area of 89.09ha.

Times (GMT + 7 hours)

First practice: Friday 10am – 11:30am
Second practice: Friday 2pm – 3:30pm
Third practice: Sartuday 2pm – 3pm
Qualifying: Sartuday 5pm – 6pm
Race: Sunday 3pm – 5pm

Ticket Categories & Price

Hospitality from 840 USD
Grandstand from 66 USD
General Admission from 30 USD

Note:

  • Hospitality types alone include catering services; Grandstand and General Admission ticket types do not include food service.
  • All ticket classes in addition to following the race can attend specific sideline events: entertainment activities in the area for fans (fan zone), visiting exhibition areas, car display, dining areas…

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Visas

Foreigners who are living abroad and wish to enter Vietnam may apply for an electronic visa directly or through inviting or guaranteeing agencies and organizations.

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Money

The currency used at the event will be Vietnam Dong (VND) according to the laws of Vietnam.

Language

The common language will be Vietnamese and English.

Weather

2020 Vietnam Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi city in April so it will have a warm and pleasant climate. The average temperature in Hanoi increases from 22 to 27 degrees Celsius, sometimes there will be a few days of light rain, which will be very suitable for visitors to come here for events and tourism.

Power Sockets

In Vietnam the power plugs and sockets are of type A, C and D. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Fans coming from other parts of the world will need to bring along a universal adaptor.

Arrival & Getting Around in Hanoi City

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and Noi Bai International Airport is the largest international airport in the North of Vietnam. Therefore, there are many direct flights or transit to Vietnam through this airport from many cities around the world.

The airport is only about 30km from the city, so the easiest way to move to the city center (and to the circuit) is by taxi. In addition, you can also use public transport to move to the city center such as Shuttle Bus, Mini Bus.

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Where to stay

2020 Vietnam Grand Prix is held in Nam Tu Liem district located about 12km from the center and in this area there are a lot of affordable to high-end hotels. You can freely choose the accommodation according to your needs.

Suggest some hotels near to the circuit:

  • Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel.
    Address: 117 Tran Duy Hung, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Crowne Plaza West Hanoi.
    Address: 36 Le Duc Tho Street, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi.
    Address: 8 Do Duc Duc, Hanoi, Vietnam

What to do

Culture & History

This will be a reasonable choice for visitors before the event starts. By participating in a one-day tour of Hanoi, you will have the opportunity to experience the life of Hanoi, enjoy the culinary culture and admire the ancient looks of this place.

Hanoi cuisine

On the rankings of the Telegraph (UK), Hanoi topped the list of 16 cities with the most delicious and rich cuisine in the world with a variety of delicious and attractive food. The items listed by the Telegraph include Bun cha, Pho, banh mi…

Whether coming to Hanoi at any time of the year, visitors can easily find suitable street food from time to time. Especially if travelers choose to stay at hotels near Hoan Kiem Lake, the central hotel in Hanoi, this culinary experience will become easier and more convenient than ever.

Visit the heritage, monuments and tourist attractions

The famous relics of Hanoi are Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Duong Lam Ancient Village… Besides, Hanoi also has more than 1,200 trade villages with many unique festivals and a diverse and unique culinary culture.

Drink “bia hoi” – Hanoi draft beer

Hanoi Old Quarter is also the best place for you to enjoy some draft beer in the night. The sidewalk beer bars in Hanoi are simply a few chairs that are laid out for guests, priced at 5,000 – 10.000 VND / cup.

For customers looking for craft beer of higher quality, please visit Standing Bar. The shop is located in a corner of peaceful Truc Bach lake with the creative drinks menu.

Hanoi Beer Tour on CNN

Enjoy the art shows

Coming to Hanoi, a thousand years of civilized culture, visitors not only come to the land of famous landscapes but also enjoy art shows imbued with national identity. These shows will take you along the S-shaped strip of land, closer to the cultural and artistic life of Vietnam.

Water puppet show

Visitors can choose the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater to see a puppet show. The puppet art, dating back to the 11th century, was created by peasants in the leisure time to tell stories and stories from puppets with a water surface.

The Quintessence of Tonkin

Tinh Hoa Bac Bo – The Quintessence of Tonkin show is proud to be the first real stage in Vietnam, confirming the position of a top cultural play that must be watched every time visitors arrive in Hanoi.

Not only opening the cultural space of the Northern Delta region with the scene of ordinary people, the play also takes viewers on the peak period of the water puppet art.

The Quintessence of Tonkin Vietnam is a play that combines interesting elements such as an indigenous cast, a large-scale support system, the most advanced lighting and sound system available today and an underwater stage at the foot of the mountain Thay promises to bring viewers many emotions and sublimation.

This is really an art stage for visitors and the people themselves to learn about the culture, nature and spiritual life of Vietnamese people.

Shopping

Hanoi city is a perfect choice for those who want to spend all day and night to have fun and shop. This city is a tourist-friendly destination with lots of amusement parks, shopping items for tourists. We will suggest you some of the best shopping places in Hanoi you should take the time to experience.

Hanoi Night Market

This is an interesting shopping destination for both locals and tourists. This is a place where you can find yourself gifts, souvenirs for friends and relatives at affordable prices. The best thing about coming to this night market is that you can experience some of the traditional street food of Hanoi.

Van Phuc silk village

Van Phuc silk village is 10 km from the center of Hanoi. Van Phuc silk is famous, silk products were first introduced to the world market in 1931 and received positive reviews from French customers. Since then, Van Phuc silk village has always been one of the favorite places for domestic and foreign tourists to visit and shop.

Bat Trang Pottery Village

Bat Trang Pottery is a unique destination for everyone visiting Hanoi. Coming to Bat Trang you will have the opportunity to see the skillful workers making products such as cups, bowls, vases… here.

It is difficult to leave Bat Trang without buying some cute little ceramic products as souvenirs or ordering giant ceramic models to decorate the house.

Shopping centers

In addition to the traditional markets, Hanoi also concentrates on many large commercial centers. There are many famous brands in the world to meet your shopping needs. Some famous shopping centers in Hanoi such as Vincom, Trang Tien Plaza, Aeon, Lotte Center…

2020 Vietnam Grand Prix Travel Package

For those who want to combine to see the Vietnam Grand Prix and combine with traveling to explore beautiful Vietnam, we will recommend some of the following tour programs:

Hanoi city tour

Duration: 7-8 hours.
Sightseeing tour Hanoi city 1 day, see unique of Hanoi
In this Hanoi city tour – Don’t miss:

  • Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, learn about his life of the national hero.
  • Visit The Temple of Literature – the first National University of Vietnam.
  • Spending your relaxing time strolling around the Hoan Kiem Lake, the little lake but the very heart of life in Hanoi.
  • Experience sitting on a cyclo, enjoying views of what’s happening on the streets of the Old Quarter.
  • Experience classic Vietnamese culture at a traditional water puppet show.

Hanoi – Halong Bay (6 days)

Our first stop is Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, where you will get to explore the city on a full-day tour. This includes the famous Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the old quarter of the city, the local market and the beautiful traditional water puppet show.

Finally, we will visit the spectacular Halong bay, one of the seven wonders of the world. Here you will spend the night cruising around the mountain peaked islands and have many opportunities to take photographs of the majestic scenery and local people.

Suggested itinerary:
Day 01: April 2, 2020 – Arrival Hanoi – Hanoi city
Day 02: April 3, 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix
Day 03: April 4, 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix
Day 04: April 5, 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix
Day 05: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 06: Halong Bay – Hanoi departure

Vietnam Highlights (12 days)

The Vietnam Highlights 12 Days will provide a truly wonderful trip that you will remember for a lifetime. Imagine having 12 days to discover all of the most beautiful and interesting aspects of Vietnam and its marvelous culture from the North to the South, the mountains to the beaches, the bustling cities to the serene, quiet countryside.

Let us share with you the beauty of our unique natural landscapes and the history and depth of our ancient traditions. This 12-day itinerary in Vietnam promises to be a great journey with unexpected experiences to Vietnam.

Explore Vietnam’s 3 most popular and fascinating tourist destinations: Hanoi, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the unique attractions of Hanoi and enjoy the best street food in Vietnam.

Cruise through spectacular Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the fortified Ancient Citadel and the Perfume River, with its many ancient pagodas, in Hue.

Cruise to My Tho and the beautiful Mekong Delta. Feel history come alive as you explore Cu Chi Tunnels.

Suggested itinerary:
Day 01: April 2, 2020 – Arrival Hanoi – Hanoi city
Day 02: April 3, 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix
Day 03: April 4, 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix
Day 04: April 5, 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix
Day 05: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 06: Halong Bay – fly to Danang
Day 07: Hoian – Rural Cycling Half Day
Day 08: Hoi An – Drive to Hue passing Hai Van pass and Lang Co beach
Day 09: Hue City Tour
Day 10: Hue – Fly to Saigon – City Tour Half Day
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City– Mekong Delta Boat Trip Full Day
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Departure