RACE DEBRIEF

    Next year will see an exciting new addition to the F1 calendar, with the dazzling city of Hanoi set to host the Vietnam Grand Prix. And to mark the 12-month countdown to the event, the race organizers have staged a thrilling kick-off event, giving fans the chance to admire F1 machinery in the flesh.

    Based at My Dinh National Stadium Square – a venue which will become part of the official racetrack – the event saw 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard and Red Bull simulator driver Jake Dennis take centre stage as they performed a string of high octane show car runs in a Red Bull Racing RB7 F1 car.

    But it wasn’t just displays of speed keeping the 30,000 fans entertained, with Armin Van Buuren, one of the top five DJs in the world, providing a pulsating soundtrack for the event.

    The event also marked the official launch of ticketing for the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix, with an initial 5,565 grandstand and general admission tickets being made available to represent the 5,565-metre Hanoi Street Circuit.

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