Whilst it might sound like a long time, it’s not, there’s just one year to go before Formula 1 makes it’s way Vietnam for the Vietnam Grand Prix however Red Bull Racing managed to visit for a second time….
That’s right, Red Bull Racing have friends and thanks to Heineken and the Vietnam Grand Prix corporation, David Coulthard and Aston Martin race, Jake Dennis made their way to burn up the streets of Hanoi and put on quite a show for people who had gathered.
The newest street circuit which will be on the Formula 1 calendar next year features a high-speed layout with 22-corners. Part of the corner go past the ‘My Dinh’ national stadium and it’s set to be a great track….
For Red Bull Racing, this event was a huge success – more than 50,000 fans had gathered at the specially-constructed track and Vietnamese fans got their first taste of Formula 1 – seeing things up close and the cars being pushed to their limits.
David Coulthard: “It’s great to have the opportunity to drive the RB7 again and to see the energy of the crowd. It was pretty hot and heavy out there and I think they’re all well warmed up for the Heineken Ambassador – Armin Van Buuren’s DJ set. After our efforts on track, he’ll show them how Formula 1 likes to party…!”
“It was pretty dusty out there but in fairness to the city – they’re building a grand prix track on this site as we speak but it’s just added to the visual aspect. It’s very warm out there but it’s great to have the chance to do this – the energy that these shows bring around the world is amazing. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing are the top team when it comes to bringing F1 power to people around the globe so it’s only fitting that we’re here to mark the one-year countdown to the first race in Hanoi with our partners.”
Jake Dennis: “It was a pretty cool experience and sharing an F1 show with DC has been incredible – an absolute privilege. The fans here have been incredible and the donuts at the end were great fun. To stand on top of the car with over 50,000 people here is amazing and I definitely won’t forget it…”
Now, things continue with work on the track and the next visit to Hanoi will be next April for an inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix!