David Coulthard, F1's legendary driver will attend the F1 Việt Nam Grand Prix kick-off on April 20th in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The official F1 Việt Nam Grand Prix kick-off event will take place on April 20 at Mỹ Đình National Stadium in Hà Nội.
The event, organised by the Việt Nam Grand Prix Company of Vinfast, and Heineken Silver will feature live performances from real F1 cars from the Aston Martin Red Bull team, racing on what will become part of the official track at the Việt Nam Grand Prix. The event aims to bring a perfect F1 experience closer to Vietnamese fans prior to the official race in 2020. The kick-off event will also be used to announce the 2020 ticket sales mechanism and other promotional activities related to the Việt Nam Grand Prix.
Spectators will have the chance to immerse themselves in the exhilaration of F1, with F1 cars driven by members of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team, including legendary driver David Coulthard. With 13 Grand Prix and 62 podium wins in a glittering F1 career, David Coulthard is ideally placed to display the power and performance of F1 to Vietnamese fans.
The event will also include a performance by DJ Armin Van Buuren, the only DJ in the world awarded the No 1 DJ five times. Buuren will be supported by stunning performances from Vietnamese artists Sơn Tùng M-TP and Tùng Dương.
The kick-off event will be free of charge and open to spectators over 18 years old.
Nguyễn Việt Quang, vice chairman cum general director of Vingroup said: “After the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Formula One (F1) racetrack, the kick-off event would be the first push in the series of events and activities to promote the F1 Racing Tournament in Việt Nam, bringing the planet's most attractive racing closer to sports lovers in particular and Vietnamese people in general. This prestigious F1 race will contribute to bringing Việt Nam's name to the world and bring the capital a vibrant festival atmosphere throughout the seasons from now to 2030.”
Heineken will also release a brand new taste variant, called Heineken Silver, created by Heineken`s Master Brewers, at the event.
Việt Nam will host its first-ever Formula 1 (F1) Grand Prix in Hà Nội in 2020. In Hà Nội, preparations have been in full swing since March 2019 for a thrilling street race, west of Việt Nam’s capital, around a 5.565km track. Located near Mỹ Đình National Stadium, the new track will be a 22-corner circuit, building on the best elements from other leading circuits such as Monaco and Suzuka (Japan).
As one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events on the planet, F1 will enhance the capital’s position as a truly global city and a destination for world-class experiences. — VNS