David Coulthard drives through the streets of Mỹ Đình Stadium. — Photo zing.vn
HÀ NỘI — Formula One legend David Coulthard put the peddle to the metal Saturday night and hit the streets of Hà Nội.
Coulthard, who has won 13 races and stood on the podium 62 times, drove the Aston Martin Red Bull car in the capital, in build up to the F1 race in Hà Nội.
In 12 months time, the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will be behind the wheel battling it out for pole position.
"This is a great opportunity for Hà Nội and Việt Nam to promote its image, attract investment and tourism," said Nguyễn Thế Hùng, Deputy Chairman of Hà Nội’s People's Committee.
Fans are eager to see David Coulthard driving. — Photo zing.vn
In 12 months time the world’s best F1 drivers will be racing around this track. — Photo zing.vn
IAt the Saturday's launch event, fans had also a chance to experience F1 for themselves thanks to virtual motor racing provided by the ADT Group.
Preparations for the race have been well underway in Hà Nội since the capital city was chosen to host the race. It will be held near the Mỹ Đình National Stadium around a 22 corner street track.
Fans can buy tickets at www.f1vietnamgp.com. — VNS
Formula One star David Coulthard is surrounded by reporters and photographers. — Photo zing.vn