Hanoi set to replace Malaysian Grand Prix

A Hanoi street race could be replacing the Malaysian Grand Prix (above)
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According to a report by Motorsport.com, Vietnam could host a Formula One race in the future.

Sean Bratches, F1’s managing director of commercial operations, revealed the push for another race in Asia comes in light of Malaysia’s departure from the motorsport.

Although no specific details have been revealed for now, it has been suggested that a street race in Hanoi will be likely should there be a Vietnamese Grand Prix.

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It was reported earlier this year that a deal with Vietnam was almost finalised by former F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone, but was later turned down as he felt there were enough races in Asia.

Aside from Vietnam, talks of a second race in China were also on the cards, a market that was considered to be important by Liberty Media.

Preliminary plans include a street race in Beijing, one of the world’s most populous cities.

Bratches previously stated the number of races will be capped at 25 per season, and next year’s calendar currently has 21 races on it (not finalised).

This opens up the possibility of adding four more races, and more than 40 venues have expressed an interest in holding a F1 race. – Motorsport.Com


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