People looking forward to Vietnam’s maiden Formula One (F1) race will be able to buy tickets for the event tomorrow, July 17, less than a year before the high-speed cars start whizzing through Hanoi streets.
Vietnam will join the Formula 1 calendar in 2020 with a new race named Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 to take place in the capital in April.
According to the race’s management company, Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC), the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 provides spectators with three ticket categories, comprising Hospitality, Grandstand, and General Admission.
Each category is further divided into different tiers, offering buyers different packages of benefits.
During its course of race, the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday every week.
In each admission package, there are two options to choose from, 1-Day and 3-Day tickets.
Hospitality, the most premium and exclusive type of the three, includes three tiers - Diamond Suite, Platinum Champion Club and Gold Lounge, with exclusive options like Skydeck, in-suite entertainment, Pit Lane Walk, a Starting Grid photo with Trophy, and more.
3-Day tickets for the Diamond Suite cost US$4,100 apiece, Platinum Champion Club, $3,399, and Gold Lounge, $2,099.
There are no 1-Day tickets for Diamond Suite, while tickets of this type for the two other tiers start from $1,360 and $840, respectively.
|Legendary racer David Coulthard (left) waves to fans at the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix warm-up show in Hanoi on April 2019. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre|
In the meantime, buyers of the Grandstand tickets will be watching the race from prime locations, allowing them to “directly observe every single turn and every stunning performance of the world's biggest names” in Hanoi.
A 3-Day ticket for the Premium Grandstand, Standard Grandstand, and Unreserved Grandstand packages fetches $390, $275, and $165, respectively, while a 1-Day pass is priced at $156, $110, and $66.
Spectators who buy General Admission tickets will be allowed to access all the General Admission zones within the circuit but they will have to watch the race standing as there are no seats.
Customers have to pay $75 for a 3-Day General Admission ticket, and $30 for a single-day piece, which is also the cheapest ticket available.
The Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 was announced in November 2018.
The race will take place on a 5.565-km track located some 12km west of the heart of Hanoi.
Construction for the track, which uses existing streets with a purpose-built pit area, is scheduled to reach completion by March next year.
The Formula One World Championship season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, usually held on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets.
The Hanoi event is only the fourth street race on the F1 calendar, alongside Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan.