F1 Grand Prix 2020, round 3 is going to be organized in Hanoi, Vietnam

– Date: Fri 3rd, Sat 4th and Sun 5th April 2020

– Address: My Dinh Stadium , Hanoi; 30 KM from Noi Bai International Airport, 12 KM from Hanoi downtown

– Teams: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Renault, Haas, McLaren, Racing Point, Alfa Romeo, Toro Rosso, Williams

– What Paradise Travel can do: Any requirements from booking the race ticket(s), booking hotels, arranging transportation, customizing tours in Hanoi, to Ha Long Bay, further to the Central or South Vietnam (all are private and upon requests)

– Nearby 5 star hotels: Inter-Continental Hanoi Landmark 72 (~2 KM), JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi (~2.2 KM), Crown Plaza West Hanoi (~3 KM), Daewoo Hotel (6 KM) and many 3 and 4 star hotels in the area. Any hotel with view to the race tracks? No, sorry.

First 5 round provisional 2020 F1 calendar:

RoundRaceDate
1Australian Grand PrixMar 13-15, 2020
2Bahrain Grand PrixMar 20-22, 2020
3Vietnamese Grand PrixApr 3-5, 2020
4Chinese Grand PrixApr 17-19, 2020
5Dutch Grand PrixMay 1-3, 2020

 

For adventure lovers and sports enthusiasts, April 2020 is the best time to travel to Hanoi since the capital city will host Formula 1, F1 Grand Prix 2020. Prepare your time to enjoy this dazzling street circuit at the heart of our bustling capital!

Besides the pride of hosting the legend F1 race in 2020, Hanoi is also a famous & attractive tourism destination with so many marvelous scenery to discover, cultural cuisine to explore and interesting activities to do. Let’s take a look at these two awesome tour packages (included F1 tickets) that promise to bring you the most complete F1 race experience in Vietnam!

F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 – Tickets & Tour Packages

Tickets of Formula 1 in Hanoi – Grandstand

Grandstand tickets promise to give viewers the most diverse and authentic perspective of the first Formula 1 Racing event in Vietnam. Located in prime locations, the Grandstand tickets allow viewers to directly observe every turn as well as every top-notch technical display of the world’s top racers. Besides, these tickets not only provide separate seats with extremely favorable views but they also offer a wide range of choices for customers with 2 different classes including premium audience ticket class and standard spectator ticket class. Grandstand tickets are certainly the best choice for true fans of this speed sport!

Let’s take a look!

For more information about tickets’ price, please contact us!

Tour Packages of Formula 1 in Hanoi

Formula One has decided to hold its first Vietnamese Grand Prix with a race on the street circuit in Hanoi in 2020. So, why not make your tours in Vietnam more memorable by attending the most exciting event of the year?

1. F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 Combined Sightseeing Tour Hanoi for 5 days

Itinerary in Brief:
  • Day 1: Thursday, 2nd April 2020 – Hanoi Arrival.
  • Day 2: Friday, 3rd April 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix with standing tickets and car transfer.
  • Day 3: Saturday, 4th April 2020 – Hanoi City Tour: In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda and Ethnology Museum. In the afternoon, visit Literature Temple then take a cyclo tour around the old quarter and enjoy water puppet show.
  • Day 4: Sunday, 5th April 2020 – Transfer to Halong for a 2 days – 1 night cruise.
  • Day 5: Monday, 6th April 2020 – Transfer back to Hanoi for departure.
Itinerary in Details – Click on the photo below:

F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020

2. F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 and Vietnam Highlights Tour

Itinerary in Brief:
  • Day 1: Thursday, 2nd April 2020 – Hanoi Arrival.
  • Day 2: Friday, 3rd April 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix with Grand stand tickets include general admission and a 3-day pass, and return car transfer.
  • Day 3: Saturday, 4th April 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix with Grand stand tickets include general admission and a 3-day pass, and return car transfer.
  • Day 4: Sunday, 5th April 2020 – Join F1 Vietnam Grand Prix with Grand stand tickets include general admission and a 3-day pass, and return car transfer.
  • Day 5: Monday, 6th April 2020 – Hanoi City Tour: In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda and Ethnology Museum. In the afternoon, visit Literature Temple then take a cyclo tour around the old quarter and enjoy water puppet show.
  • Day 6: Tuesday, 7th April 2020 – Transfer to Halong for a 2 days – 1 night cruise.
  • Day 7: Wednesday, 8th April 2020 – Transfer back to Hanoi for a flight to Danang. Overnight in Hoi An.
  • Day 8: Thursday, 9th April 2020 – In the morning, visit famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. In the afternoon, take a sunset boat river cruise on the romantic Thu Bon river.
  • Day 9: Friday, 10th April 2020 – Free at leisure to discover the town.
  • Day 10: Saturday, 11th April 2020 – Fly to Saigon.
  • Day 11: Sunday, 12th April 2020 – Saigon City Tour: Visit the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the old Saigon Post Office, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant Museum and Ben Thanh Market.
  • Day 12: Monday, 13th April 2020 – Take a Mekong Delta cruise to Cai Be town.
  • Day 13: Tuesday, 14th April 2020 – Saigon Departure.
Itinerary in Details – Click on the photo below:

F1 Vietnam

Formula 1 in Hanoi, Vietnam in April 2020

In early October 2018, the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) director Charlie Whiting decided that Vietnam, together with Monaco, Singapore, and Azerbaijan, will host the F1 Race in 2020. It is a part of Formula 1’s long-term strategy to reach new audiences around the globe.

In Hanoi, the race will take place at My Dinh Sports Complex in Nam Tu Liem District. At first, the race was proposed to organize around Hoan Kiem Lake area, however, due to traffic issue, Hanoi’s authorities decided to move the race to My Dinh.

The total area of My Dinh Sports Complex is 800,000 meters square, which can seat 40,192 people. The race track in Hanoi has a length of 5,565 meters long and the design by a German company, promising to bring both racers and fans unforgettable performances.

F1's track map for Hanoi street race

F1’s track map for Hanoi street race

According to Hanoi’s authorities, the competition would not be sponsored by the state, but funded by our top private company, Vingroup. The total expenditure was expected to be US $60 million, which will be divided into different phases. Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism planned to build two stands with 5,000 seats on 6.8 hectares of land and the rest would be used for supporting buildings. All restaurants and parking lots around My Dinh area has shut down and cleared to make way for the construction.

Vingroup, the exclusive sponsor of the F1 race in Vietnam, has signed a multi-year deal to host the Grand Prix for 8 years. Vingroup is one of the largest private enterprise in Vietnam, which invests a number of sectors such as real estate, retailing, healthcare, and car manufacturing with its new car brand Vinfast.

What to Prepare for Formula 1 in Hanoi

Planning an itinerary to our country may be difficult, especially if you are a first-time traveler to Vietnam. To have an unmemorable trip to see the Formula 1 race, these are things you need to prepare:

1. Visa to Vietnam

Prepare your visa to see the F1 race in Hanoi
Prepare your visa to see the F1 race in Hanoi

Before traveling to Vietnam for the Formula 1 in Hanoi, make sure that your passport must be valid for six months beyond your travel date to Vietnam and you must have at least one blank visa page.

There are 4 popular travel visa types: 1-month single entry, 1-month multiple entries, 3-month single entry, and 3-month multiple entries.

Check whether your nationality is eligible for visa to Vietnam exemption, or Paradise Travel can help you prepare a letter of visa on arrival to Vietnam. Visa exemption is granted to these nationalities within certain length of stay (updated March 2019):

2. Accommodations around My Dinh Sports Complex

Find an accommodation for your Hanoi trip to see F1 Race
Find accommodation for your Hanoi trip (Image: Apricot Hotel)

Since April is high tourism season in Vietnam, you may want to book your accommodation in advance in case all hotels are overbooked. Since My Dinh Sports Complex is far from the city centre (about 10 kilometers), we recommend that you book a hotel room in Hoan Kiem District. By that way, it will be easier for you to travel around and look for restaurants to eat.

Contact us now, and we can arrange you a hotel room with all essential amenities, well-trained staff, and the highest level of cleanliness and professionalism.

List of 3-star Hotels around My Dinh Area

  • Marina Hotel

Address: 22 Mieu Dam Street, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Ping Hotel

Address: 26-28 Me Tri Ha Street, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Suji Hotel My Dinh

Address: No.40, Lane 02, Tran Van Lai Street, My Dinh Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

List of 4-star and 5-star Hotels around My Dinh Area

  • Crowne Plaza West Hanoi

Address: 36 Le Duc Tho Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Grand Plaza Hanoi

Address: 117 Tran Duy Hung, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • JW Marriott Hotel

Address: No.8, Do Duc Duc Road, Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Intercontinental Keangnam

Address: Keangnam Landmark Tower 72 – E6 Quarters, New Urban Areas Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

3. Transportation around Hanoi

Rent a private car in Vietnam - F1 car race in Vietnam
Rent a private car in Vietnam

You may find it hard and expensive to book a taxi or Grab car to My Dinh Stadium, especially at the time hosting Formula 1 in Hanoi. Instead, car rental service in Vietnam will offer you flexibility and save a lot of waiting time.

Some popular car brands you can book with Paradise Travel are Toyota Altis, Toyota Yaris, Honda Civic, and Ford Focus. All cars are well-maintained and equipped with essential amenities like air conditioners and baby seats. Our drivers are all well-trained and have a sound knowledge about traffic rules and regulations to ensure the utmost safety on your trip.

4. Book a Hanoi City Tour

Cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter
Cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter

Before watching the Hanoi F1 race, maybe you want to discover the capital city a little bit. Booking a Hanoi city tour is a wise decision when visiting this city since you will not have to worry about researching tourist attractions, avoiding tourist traps, and finding transportation to each place. With our experienced tour guides, you can understand Vietnam’s history, culture, and people by visiting some landmarks of the capital city.

Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter area, the must-see places in Hanoi, are familiar in every city tour program for tourists to see local life and purchase some souvenirs. Also, you can have a chance to visit from historical and cultural sites. There are Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to colonial structures such as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi Opera House, and Hoa Lo Prison (Maison Centrale).

5. Vietnamese Cuisine List to Try

Bun cha - Delicious food to try in Hanoi
Bun cha – Delicious food to try in Hanoi

Hanoi is the place for foreign travelers to admire the quintessence of Vietnamese gastronomy. The most famous food in this city is Pho. However, did you know that this city is also well-known for many other authentic and delicious traditional dishes? Here is the list of Vietnamese dishes that quickly become travelers’ favorite when coming to Hanoi:

  • Pho
  • Bun cha (barbecued pork with rice vermicelli)
  • Cha ca (grilled fish)
  • Banh cuon (steamed rice cake)
  • Nem ran (fried spring rolls)
  • Goi cuon (fresh spring rolls)
  • Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)
  • Xoi (sticky rice)
  • Banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake)

Read more: The Top 5 Every Foody Must Try in Vietnam

6. Think of Other Destinations around Hanoi

Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh

Don’t just stay around the city center after the race; there is a lot of fun near Hanoi. If you are looking for some destinations in the suburb of Hanoi, consider these amazing places. They are Duong Lam Ancient Village, Bat Trang Ceramic Village and Van Phuc Silk Village. You can have a chance to admire the peaceful atmosphere of Red River Delta’s rural area, learn the process of making handicraft, and buy some souvenirs.

Ninh Binh and Halong Bay, two places with UNESCO heritage sites, should probably on your list. On your tour to Ninh Binh, you can discover mesmerizing limestone sceneries and other religious and cultural relics. Relaxing on a Halong Bay cruise will offer a one-of-a-kind experience on your trip. You can both capture the beauty of seascape on a luxury vessel and exercise a little bit with some activities like morning taichi, swimming, and kayaking.

Mai Chau daily tour is suitable for anyone who wants to see rice terraces in Vietnamese mountainous region but do not have time for Sapa. Cycling is the best thing you can do here. On the ride, you can see Vietnamese peasants working on the paddy fields.

The Progress of Building Racetrack of Formula 1 in Hanoi

Recently, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1 Group – Chase Carey had an extraordinary visit to the race of Formula 1 in Hanoi. Mr. Chase Carey was very surprised with the fast progress of Hanoi race project running by VGPC company of Vingroup.

Chairman Chase Carey in an outdoor meeting with Chairman of People Committee of Hanoi Nguyen Duc Chung about progress of F1 race project

Chairman Chase Carey in an outdoor meeting with Chairman of People Committee of Hanoi – Nguyen Duc Chung about progress of F1 race project

 

Mr. Chase Carey was very surprised by the fast progress of F1 race

Chairman Chase Carey believes that Hanoi will bring a classy and unique F1 race with a peculiar identity

Started on 2019 March 20th, up to the present time, the building of the control center of F1 Hanoi racetrack, also known as Pit Building, has been topped up. Pit Building is the heart of the track. This is where the teams gather and set up the garage and where the FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation) locates the race control center.

Pit Building, the heart of the track

Pit Building, the heart of the track

Along with that, other temporary items (erected to serve in 3 days of organizing the race) such as stands, safety fences … are also urgently prepared to be ready for installation from Jan 1st, 2020.

A F1 racetrack is going to be in shape

A F1 racetrack is going to be in shape

We will continue to update the latest news of Formula 1 in Hanoi so please stay alert!

Start planning your tailor-made Vietnam tour by contacting one of our specialists…

Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

Comments(26)

    1. Dear Sean Hanlon,

      Thank you for your comment. In addition to the F1 racing itself, all ticket holders will also be able to enjoy watching the support series on track as well as participate in and witness the many entertainment activities, food festivals and live concerts that will be taking place across the circuit and F1 Fanzone all weekend. F1 fans can also choose to visit the legendary F1 Paddock Club to enjoy the race weekend in style. No other sports hospitality event has the luxury of a whole weekend like Paddock Club, so there’s more than enough time to enjoy all the F1 experiences on offer here.

      Regards,
      Bich Ngoc

  1. What time is the race events expected to start on Sunday 4/5?
    Will there be F2 or any other events before the main race?
    What time is the actual F1 race starting?

    1. Dear Nisha,

      Thank you for your comment. There has not been an exact time for F1 Vietnam Grand Prix races to start yet. We will continue to update the latest news of Formula 1 in Hanoi so please stay tuned!
      Besides F1 Vietnam Grand Prix, 2020 is going to be a blooming year of professional races with the FIA Formula 2 Championship and the FIA Formula 3 Championship. These events are expected to take place from end of March 2020 to end of November 2020.

      Regards,
      Bich Ngoc

    1. Dear Peter,

      Thank you for your comment. F1 Grand Prix 2020 will take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April, 2020 in Hanoi. Please take a sharp look at our article for more information in detail about the race’s dates, address, nearby hotels, accommodation, etc.
      Our suggested tour packages for F1 Grand Prix 2020 in Hanoi:
      1. F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 Combined Sightseeing Tour Hanoi 5 Days: https://www.vietnamparadisetravel.com/tour/f1-vietnam-grand-prix-2020-5-days
      2. F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 and Vietnam Highlights Tour: https://www.vietnamparadisetravel.com/tour/f1-vietnam-grand-prix

      Please let us know if these tours meet your expectations.

      Regards,
      Bich Ngoc

    1. Dear Roy,

      Thank you for your comment. Upon your request, we offer you our F1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 tour package in 5 days, consisting of 1 day to watch F1 race (you can take a look via https://www.vietnamparadisetravel.com/tour/f1-vietnam-grand-prix-2020-5-days).
      The included ticket is provided by day so YES, you can watch Sunday’s F1 race and spend your first 2 days in Vietnam for Hanoi city tour.

      Please let us know if this tour meets your expectations.

      Regards,
      Bich Ngoc

  2. 4 men from Sheffield… England waiting to book flights hotel and race tickets for Saturday and Sunday. When will the dates be confirmed. Chinese F1 is mid April. Thanks for any reply. David.

    1. Dear Sir,

      Thank you for your comment. The F1 race’s date has not been confirmed yet, but you can expect that the event will take place at the beginning of April. In the meantime, you can take a look at some of our tours to both see the race and spend time sightseeing around Hanoi:

    2. https://www.vietnamparadisetravel.com/tour/f1-vietnam-grand-prix
    3. https://www.vietnamparadisetravel.com/tour/f1-vietnam-grand-prix-2020-5-days
    4. If you need assistance in booking hotels and arranging tours, do not forget to reach us at service@vietnamparadisetravel.com.

      Best regards,
      Chi NGUYEN

  3. Hi Chi,

    Could you please recommend an area to stay for the grand prix, which has a nice hotel, close to racetrack, easy accessibility to good local bars and restaurants?

    Could you please email me with recommendations of tourist sights and recommend some good local restaurants?

    I would like to make a week long trip to Vietnam, possibly Hanoi for three days for the race and then some other places of interest around Vietnam close to beaches etc.

    Many Thanks,
    Gavin

    1. Dear Fred,
      Thank you for your comment. The Vietnam Grand Prix is going to take place in April, 2020 and we will let you know as soon as the date is officially confirmed.
      Please share and bookmark our article for the latest news updating.
      Hope to see you in Vietnam soon!
      Regards,
      Chiara

  4. Hello,

    I have booked hotel in Ba Dinh area with interest in attending the F1 race, how will it be to easily get transport to the race track from the hotel?,,,,and is this area where the hotel is good for restaurants and bars etc?.

    Thank you. Steve.

    1. Dear Mr. Murrell,
      Thank you for your comment. In our response, you can catch a taxi or book a grab car to Le Duc Tho Street- where F1 race takes place. There are a lot of good restaurants and nice bars to explore as well.
      Hope you enjoy the F1 race.
      Regards,
      Chiara

  5. Hello, I would like to purchase tickets for F1 Race. Where can I buy them? How much does one ticket cost?

    1. Dear Sir,

      Thank you for your comment.

      There will be 3 types of tickets for the F1 Race in Hanoi: GA (General Admission), Grandstand, and Hospitality. The price will be different between 1-day and 3-day packages:
      – GA 1-day package: VND 700.000 dong
      – Grandstand 1-day package: VND 3.636.000 dong
      – GA 3-day package: VND 1.750.000 dong
      – Grandstand 3-day package: 9.090.000 dong
      – For hospitality ticket, you can both watch the race and enjoy Vietnamese culinary at our best fine-dining restaurants. You shall contact the organizer for this ticket.

      You can purchase tickets on Adayroi – the e-commerce site of the F1 organizer, Vingroup. Should you need any assistance, contact us and our sales department will arrange a trip to Vietnam for you to enjoy the race.

      Regards,
      Chi

    1. Hi Sir/ Madam,

      The 2020 F1 calendar has not been officially confirmed yet. If there is any update, we will announce travelers immediately.

      Regards,
      Chi

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