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Ho Chi Minh City hosts event to promote Vietnam’s inaugural F1 race in Hanoi

Monday, January 13, 2020, 18:00 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City hosts event to promote Vietnam’s inaugural F1 race in Hanoi
A kid poses with mascots of world-famous F1 racers at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

A lead-up event to promote the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, the inaugural F1 race in the Southeast Asian country that is scheduled for April in Hanoi, took place in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

Formula One announced its debut in Vietnam for the third round of the 22-race 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship last August.

A 5.607km, 23-turn state-of-the-art Grand Prix track has been since built on an area of 88 hectares in Nam Tu Liem District of the Vietnamese capital.

In the lead-up to the race, which will run on April 3-5, Vietnam’s private conglomerate Vingroup held a day-long event at the 14-hectare outdoor park of its Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District on Sunday to recreate the exciting atmosphere of a F1 fest.

Visitors to the event were treated to a feast of entertainment, visual experiences of an F1 race, race-themed activities, and performances by leading Vietnamese singers, rappers, and DJs.

Below are photos captured during Sunday’s event at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Ho Chi Minh City.

A model poses next to a F1 race car design at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

A model poses next to a F1 race car design at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

A foreign man poses with an F1 trophy design at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

A foreign man poses with an F1 trophy design at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

A kid poses with mascots of world-famous F1 racers at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

A kid poses with mascots of world-famous F1 racers at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

A visitor experiences race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

A visitor experiences race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

A hip-hop performance at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

A hip-hop performance at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

People watch a replica of an F1 race track at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

People watch a replica of an F1 race track at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K / Tuoi Tre

Visitors experience race-themed games at the Vinhomes Central Park urban area in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on January 12, 2020. Photo: N.K. / Tuoi Tre

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