The city of Hanoi in Vietnam will host a Formula One Grand Prix from the 2020 season it has been announced, and we already have a mod track in Assetto Corsa! Adding yet another street circuit to the Formula One scheduled, the FIA have today confirmed Vietnam capital city Hanoi will host the country's first Grand Prix during the 2020 season, with plans to develop a high speed city circuit having come to fruition in what is described as a "multi-year" deal with the Vietnamese. The circuit is expected to be 3.458 miles in length, and has taken inspiration from several current Grand Prix locations as the promotors look to avoid producing a circuit devoid of overtaking opportunities, as appears to have been the case in recent additions to the Grand Prix calendar of late. In something of an exceptionally cool move, the sim racing modding community have been rather quick off the mark, with RD community member @nothke having already created a mod version of the circuit, as can be seen in the 'Talk n Drive' video at the head of this article. Excellent stuff! Chase Carey, Chairman and Chief Executive, Formula 1 said: “We are delighted to announce that Hanoi will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Since we became involved in this sport in 2017, we have talked about developing new destination cities to broaden the appeal of Formula 1 and the Vietnamese Grand Prix is a realisation of that ambition. We are thrilled to be here in Hanoi, one of the most exciting cities in the world right now with such a rich history and an incredible future ahead of it. This is the perfect formula for Grand Prix racing and I look forward to this becoming a real highlight of the F1 calendar. "Our Motosport team, working in collaboration with the City of Hanoi and promoter Vingroup, has worked to enable a circuit that will not only test the drivers but also ensure that our fans enjoy the racing spectacle. We are really looking forward to seeing Formula 1 cars speeding around the streets of this fantastic city from 2020.” Nguyen Duc Chung, Chairman, City of Hanoi said: “We are proud to be hosting the Formula 1 Vietnamese Grand Prix, and showcasing the city of Hanoi to the world with its special combination of ancient and moden beauty from 2020. It’s a further demonstration of Vietnam’s ability, as one of the fastest growing economies in the world to host events on a global scale and attract tourism to the country. It provides an opportunity for inward investment to Vietnam and importantly to bring the exciting wheel to wheel racing of Formula 1 to the people of Vietnam.” Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice Chairman and CEO, Vingroup, Promoter said: “We are excited to see that our work with Formula 1 to secure this deal has finally come to fruition. An essential part of this collaboration has been making sure that we not only showcase the city of Hanoi but also deliver an exciting race for Formula 1 fans in Vietnam and around the world. With the mission of “a better life for Vietnamese people”, Vingroup wants to bring this race to Vietnam because of the general benefits to the society such as more jobs will be created, the infrastructure of Hanoi will be upgraded, and other bigger worldwide events will be encouraged to take place in Vietnam. For Vingroup individually, through the F1 racing event, we are going to proclaim the first Vietnamese car manufacturer, VinFast, to millions of audiences in the world." For more from the world of Grand Prix racing, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment to engage with your fellow open wheel race fans. Like what you see at RaceDepartment? Follow us on Social Media! Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Twitch Do you like the look of the Hanoi track? Do you think it will produce good racing in Formula One? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!