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1,000 volunteers sought for Vietnam’s first-ever F1 race in 2020

Tuesday, September 03, 2019, 16:57 GMT+7
1,000 volunteers sought for Vietnam’s first-ever F1 race in 2020
A Formula One race car is on display in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi Tre

The Vietnam Motorsports Association (VMA) is seeking 1,000 volunteers for the Formula One Vietnam Grand Prix in Hanoi in 2020, the first-ever event of its kind to be hosted by the country.

Vietnam will join the Formula One calendar next year, with a new race named Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 to take place in the Vietnamese capital city on April 5.

All Vietnamese and foreign citizens aged 18 and above who are healthy enough to take part in activities related to the organization of the race are welcome to apply to become volunteers, VMA said in a statement on Tuesday.

Volunteers will be assigned one of the 20 different tasks on the race day, including car weighing, track cleaning, emergency response, firefighting, medical assistance, and logistics.

All volunteers must commit themselves to adhering to regulations and safety rules set by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in order to ensure safety for all racers and minimize accidents on the racetrack, VMA said.

Selected volunteers will join two training courses, to be held in Vietnam in November 2019 and March 2020, under the instructions of top experts from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.

They will be provided with uniforms, necessities, equipment, and passes to enter the race area on the race day.

Volunteers will also receive a certificate recognizing their contribution after the race is finished.

Registration is now open at https://vietnammotorsports.rosterfy.co/register?b=386&i=60993jr749f7e.

Formula One will have a record 22 races next season, according to a draft of the 2020 calendar released by the sport’s U.S.-based commercial rights holders Liberty Media.

Vietnam will host the third race in the 2020 calendar, with ticket prices ranging VND1.75-96.5 million (US$75-4,155).

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