HA NOI, Vietnam (April 20, 2019) – To announce the countdown to the first Formula One (F1) race in Hanoi, organizers from the Vietnamese government and Heineken staged a dramatic F1 Vietnam Grand Prix kick-off event at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on April 20.
Scheduled to take place in the Vietnamese capital in April of next year, the Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 is a collaboration between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Hanoi People’s Committee, Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC), and Heineken.
Mr. Nguyen The Hung, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee, underscored the significance of the Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 to Hanoi and Vietnam saying, “As one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events on the planet, F1 will enhance Hanoi’s position as a truly global city and a destination for world-class experiences.”
The kick-off event featured live race car performances from the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team, driven by legendary driver David Coulthard. Over 30,000 Vietnamese fans were present at My Dinh National Stadium for a taste of what is to come at the same venue in 12 months’ time.
Some fans won the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with David
Coulthard and the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team. The 13 time Grand Prix winner and Heineken F1 Ambassador, David Coulthard said, “This is my second time performing with the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team in Vietnam and I am especially excited that Vietnam will host its first official F1 Grand Prix next year.”
At the event, VGPC announced the first round of ticket sales opening with a limited number of 5,565 F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 tickets, a tribute to the 5,565-kilometer length of the F1 track in Hanoi. Tickets will be divided into three groups: Hospitality tickets, Grandstand tickets and Admission tickets. Tickets will be distributed via VGPC’s official website at www.f1vietnamgp.com before being provided to other distribution channels.
“We are thrilled to bring the spectacular experience of F1 to Vietnamese and international F1 fans. The event today marks the first official F1 milestone in Vietnam and kicks-off other F1 activities in Hanoi in the time to come,” said Le Khac Hiep, Vice President of Vingroup.
To give fans the full experience, Heineken brought world-renowned DJ/Producer Armin Van Buuren to Hanoi for an exclusive performance. Armin Van Buuren was supported by Vietnamese artists Son Tung M-TP and Tung Duong.
The F1 Vietnam Grand Prix Kick-off event was free of charge and open to spectators over the age of 18 years.
About Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation
Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC) is owned by VinFast, a member of Vingroup authorized by the Hanoi People’s Committee to organize the F1 Vietnam Grand Prix. VGPC is responsible for developing the infrastructure for the F1 track in Hanoi, managing and operating the Vietnam Grand Prix from 2020 until 2030. VGPC is also responsible for ticket sales and other promotional activities.
For more information on ticket sales and VGPC activities: www.f1vietnamgp.com
For more information, please contact:
Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation
Mr. Joshua Jeffery Turner
Head of Marketing, PR, Events & Entertainment
Mr. Nguyen Tuan Hai, PR team
Tel: 093 626 8383