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F1 Vietnam Grand Prix has an official emblem

Formula 1 2020 Calendar

Formula 1 is getting set to descend on the South East Asian country of Vietnam in 2020. Vietnam becomes only the third country in this minor Asian region to host an F1 race after Malaysia and Singapore. The promoters, Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation, today announced official logo and the track’s grandstands’ titles for the upcoming race to be held from 3 – 5 April.

The Vietnamese GP takes place on the Hanoi Circuit. The track grandstands take up the country’s most famous and important landmarks, major cities and provinces. Hanoi circuit features 23 turns and a distance of 5,607 km. With a combination of high speed and slow corners, the track has a good blend of street and regular circuit configuration. There are as many as three overtaking points.

Here’s a breakdown of the Grandstands at F1’s newest track:  

•      Thăng Long Grandstand – Located along the Starting Grid, this stand takes its title from Hanoi’s traditional name – meaning a rising dragon – and symbolizes the constant growth and development of the city.

•      Hải Phòng Grandstand – positioned by Turn 1, this is named after the major port city that also functions as an industrial centre and the largest seaport in the North of Vietnam. This is also the third largest city in the country, the second in the North and one of the five municipalities.

•      Hạ Long Grandstand – Positioned at the winding arc that makes up Turns 2-4, this Grandstand is named after Ha Long Bay, the world-famous UNESCO World Natural Heritage, considered to be one of the most beautiful natural settings on the planet and also renowned as the mythical home of dragons.

•      Huế Matrix One Grandstand – This Grandstand is situated at the tricky Turn 7-8 sequence and is named after the central Vietnamese city – another UNESCO Heritage Centre – that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. The Hue Matrix One Grandstand is sponsored by MIK Group.

•      Đà Nẵng Grandstand – this stand is located just past Turn 10 and is named after Vietnam’s fourth largest city, the key economic region of the Central area of Vietnam, famous for its white sand beaches, Ba Na Mountain, Son Tra peninsula & Marble Mountain….

•      Nha Trang Grandstand – Set just before Turn 11, this is named after the famous coastal resort city in southern Vietnam famed for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands in Nha Trang Bay, commonly referred to as ‘The Pearl of the East Sea” and one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations.

•      Sài Gòn Grandstand – Situated at Turn 12, this is named after Vietnam’s largest city’s former name. One of the most important economic, cultural, political and educational centers of Vietnam, it is famous for its Ben Thanh market as well as the stunning Nguyen Hue street, Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and most recently the Landmark 81 building – tallest in Southeast Asia.

•      Cần Thơ Grandstand – found by Turn 13, this Grandstand takes its name from the bustling city in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, celebrated for its canal network, nearby floating markets and fruitful orchards.

•      Phú Quốc Grandstand – located by turn 22-23, this grandstand is named after the largest island in Vietnam also known as Jade Island due to its picturesque beaches and magnificent landscapes such as the Phu Quoc National Park, An Thoi archipelago, Van Ninh fishing village and the Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc (the first and largest semi-wild zoo in Vietnam).

 For the inaugural Vietnam GP, tickets are already on sale. If you haven’t gotten your tickets, you might want to check out www.f1vietnamgp.com or call the hotline: at 1900 232428 or 0915 73 44 66

2020 Formula 1 Calendar

This season’s Formula 1 calendar features 22 races around the world. Vietnam is listed third on the calendar after the Australian and Bahrain Grands Prix.

115 MARAUSTRALIAMelbourne
222 MARBAHRAINSakhir
35 APRVIETNAMHanoi
419 APRCHINAShanghai
53 MAYNETHERLANDSZandvoort
610 MAYSPAINBarcelona
724 MAYMONACOMonte Carlo
87 JUNAZERBAIJANBaku
914 JUNCANADAMontreal
1028 JUNFRANCELe Castellet
115 JULAUSTRIASpielberg
1219 JULGREAT BRITAINSilverstone
132 AUGHUNGARYBudapest
1430 AUGBELGIUMSpa-Francorchamps
156 SEPITALYMonza
1620 SEPSINGAPORESingapore
1727 SEPRUSSIASochi
1811 OCTJAPANSuzuka
1925 OCTUNITED STATESAustin
201 NOVMEXICO CITYMexico City
2115 NOVBRAZILSao Paulo
2229 NOVABU DHABIYas Island

Marquez takes 77th career victory at Misano

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Quartararo led for a time until Marquez cut his lead down lap after lap.  Vinales hung tight in third, being pursued by team mate Valentino Rossi.

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2019 MotoGP San Marino results

1     MARQUEZ Marc  Repsol Honda    42’25.163

2     QUARTARARO Fabio Yamaha SRT       0.903

3     VINALES MaverickYamaha MotoGP 1.636

4     ROSSI Valentino  Yamaha MotoGP 12.660

5     MORBIDELLI Franco  Yamaha SRT       12.774

6     DOVIZIOSO Andrea   Ducatii       13.744

7     ESPARGARO Pol       KTM Factory 20.050

8     MIR Joan      Suzuki    22.512

9     MILLER Jack        Pramac Racing   26.554

10   PETRUCCI Danilo      Ducati       31.456

Riders standings

1     MARQUEZ Marc  93   SPA       275

2     DOVIZIOSO Andrea   4     ITA       182

3     PETRUCCI Danilo      9     ITA       151

4     RINS Alex     42   SPA       149      

5     VINALES Maverick     12       SPA       134

6     ROSSI Valentino  46   ITA  129      

7     QUARTARARO Fabio 20       FRA       112

8     MILLER Jack 43   AUS       101      

9     CRUTCHLOW Cal      35       GBR      88  

10   MORBIDELLI Franco  21   ITA       80

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