By Fatih Erel
ISTANBUL (AA) – Vietnamese capital Hanoi will host its first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix in April 2020, officials confirmed Wednesday.
"As the first new race to be announced under Liberty Media’s ownership, the Vietnamese Grand Prix represents Formula 1’s firm commitment to the Asia region where races are already well established in Singapore, China and Japan," Formula 1 said in a statement.
"Working in close collaboration with the City of Hanoi authorities, the Promoter and Formula 1 Motorsport department, the 5.565km track will deliver an exciting racing experience for the drivers as well as the fans," it added.
Vietnam becomes the fourth country in Asia to host Formula 1 Grand Prix following Singapore, China and Japan.