The most prestigious motor racing – Grand Prix 2020 – is coming to the capital city of Vietnam in April 2020. For sports enthusiasts and tourists to Vietnam during this time, it is definitely the greatest thrill of all. But what to expect in such a historical event? And how to prepare for the one of a kind experience?
This is a brief guideline to cherish the number one street circuit in the heart of Hanoi.
Location Of The Grand Prix Hanoi 2020
There are four countries to co-host the Grand Prix 2020 including Singapore, Monaco, Azerbaijan, and Vietnam. Due to the long-term strategy to attract larger groups of the audience all over the world, the director of the International Automobile Federation, the organization to hold the contest, decided to take further steps to the East, especially the Southeast Asia region.
Besides Singapore, one of the most developed economies worldwide, Vietnam is also a fast-developing country, especially emerging in tourism. The Grand Prix 2020 in Hanoi promises to bring about thousands of tourists to cherish the event and enjoy the ancient vibe of the city.
The motor circuit in Hanoi will start from My Dinh Sports Complex, the second-largest stadium in Vietnam in terms of capacity. The racers then enter a 5,500 km track proposed to go to the west of the city. It is said to “create a unique hybrid layout, fusing a street ‘circuit’s characteristics with a permanent countryside track layout within the confines of the “city’s topography.”
All Ticket Class Of Grand Prix 2020
From the mid-July, all three types of tickets have been on sales.
General Admission starts at 700.000 VND, approximately 30 bucks, will be the most ideal for those who are really into the heat of the most prestigious race on the planet. At a reasonable price, you and friends can enjoy the weekend and create unforgettable moments at the Grand Prix first held in Vietnam.
General Admission tickets offer the ultimate flexibility to catch the race from a variety of viewing points. You have access to all area around the circuit with a multitude of entertainment such as music festival, exhibitions. The downside is no seat will be provided. So, if you want to have a clear view of the race track, ‘it’s better-off making early check-in and looking for a good position. If you ‘can’t, there are a lot of large LED screens for you to watch the race.
Ticket for the Grand Prix 2020 have been on sales from the mid-July. Photo: f1vietnamgp
Grandstand tickets are “the best seats in the house” because you can witness every action on track of the world’s great race. This is the best option for those who are passionate about speed sports. Not only equipped with comfortable seats with extremely favorable views, but the Grandstand tickets also offer multiple choices for customers with three different ticket classes, including the Premium, the Standard, and the Free Admission. The Grandstand ticket in different turning points of the race track also has different price. The fee ranges from 1,560,000 VND to 9,090,000 VND, which means one-day pass can have the lowest cost at less than $70.
David Coulthard starring in the kick-off event off The F1 Vietnam Grand Prix. Photo: f1vietnamgp
With the starting price at 19,740,000, approximately $870, Hospitality tickets are the most advanced type, offering a luxurious experience and a perfect choice to show the ticket ‘holder’s status. Hospitality class is divided into three subclasses: Diamond Suite, Platinum Club Champion, and Gold Lounge. Buying Hospitality tickets, you will have a separate area to view the race circuit with high-class facilities. Hospitality ticket holders will receive the 5-star standard for the elite, relish the cuisine from the famous chefs, immerse in the unique entertainment activities as well as enjoy the ultimate privilege.
Official Confirmation About Vietnam Grand Prix Schedule In 2020
Although the Federation Of International Automobiles has announced Vietnam as a host of the Grand Prix 2020, it’s until yesterday, August 29th that the exact date and time is confirmed.
The entire race takes place from April 3rd to April 5th. The first day (April 3rd) will be a racing trial for the drivers to test the road, the second day (April 4th) is a qualifying race to decide the commencing position on the final round, and on Sunday, the 5th of April, all the racers will enter the main race to reach the podium stage. On the final day of the Hanoi Grand Prix 2020, the drivers will run 55 laps, equal to 306,075 km distance to find out the winner.
Sport enthusiasts will enjoy an amazing race in 22 countries across the universe. This is the 70th season of the Formula 1 and will kick off with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne circuit on March 17, 2020 and finish at Yas Marina racing route (Abu Dhabi) on November 29.
How To Get To Hanoi, Vietnam
To be able to observe the most fascinating race on Earth in Vietnam in 2020, the very first thing you have to do is to get permission to cross the borderline of Vietnam.
Southeast Asian, Denmark, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, South Korean, Spanish, Swedish, British nationalities are granted visa exemption to Vietnam, but the term of stay for one single entry is different. Passport holders from most of the other countries can apply for e-visa, which allows a 30-day stay in Vietnam.
As you can see, Vietnam is pretty open in visa policy.
However, if you ‘don’t want to involve in such red tape for processing visa, you should choose a local tour agent to arrange it for you. As they are based in the country, they thoroughly understand the procedure, which helps you save time and money.
The second thing in your to-do list for the Grand Prix Hanoi 2020 is to book a trip. Lucky for you, the race is held right at the capital city, which is also the transport hub in Northern Vietnam. Noi Bai International Airport serves an extensive selection of airlines from the mid-tier such as Air Asia, Emirates to high-end flight operators like Singapore Airlines. One important thing to note down is the time of your flight. The Grand Prix is expected to occur in April, also the high season for tourism in Vietnam. Therefore, you should get your ticket as early as possible.
Hanoi is a great city to visit with various options for accommodation. In close proximity to My Dinh Sports Complex, you can find plenty of luxury hotel, including J.W. Marriott, where two presidents of America, Mr. Trump, and Mr. Obama have stayed. The Crown West hotel is another big brand for hotel and resort. However, if you want to explore the city center, you should choose a hotel close to Hoan Kiem Lake, the signature of Hanoi. It also features a wide range of street vendor serving the most authentic Vietnamese dishes.
How To Make The Most Out Of Your Trip When Attending The Grand Prix 2020
It would be the greatest mistake in your life if you only spend time at the Grand Prix race track without wandering in such a beautiful city as Hanoi. After heating up in the motor circuit, ‘let’s chill out a bit on the vibrant streets of this thousand-year-old city.
Places To Visit
The original city map includes 36 streets around Hoan Kiem Lake (The Old Quarter) is the first destination for you to discover the real feel of Hanoi. Each street was named after a traditional specialty of the residents. Though today most of their unique features have gone, you can still see the antique architecture in well-preserved houses where many Vietnamese generations are living together.
Photo by Logan Lambert
If you want to dive in the history of Vietnam, you ‘shouldn’t miss Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. They will give you an insight into the most cherished hero of the Vietnamese. More than a national politician, he was an international cultural figure with a giant heritage for literature.
Another outstanding aspect of Hanoi is the fusion of French design in ancient buildings like Dong Xuan Market, the first shopping mall named Trang Tien Plaza, and Hanoi Opera House. All of them are still under operation so that you can get inside can see the meticulous details featured the French style.
A unique experience in Hanoi is watching a water puppet show. Though puppetry appeared more than 4000 years ago in most of the continents, it is only in Vietnam that water puppetry developed. Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi is the most well-known place to offer water puppet shows.
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Dishes To Try
Pho is, without doubt, the most famous Vietnamese dishes. It is included in the list for the best food around the world by CNN travel so you should unquestionably try Pho in its original place, Hanoi.
Besides, Bun Cha, another popular breakfast which Mr. Obama and the legendary food critic Anthony Bourdain praised during their stay in Hanoi is also worth to try.
Vietnamese sandwiches are another food to add to your bucket list. It is an excellent blend between the French baguette and Vietnamese ingredients such as pate, grilled meat, and traditional herbs.