Guide To F1 Grand Prix 2020 And Explore Northern Vietnam

Vietnam has been proudly presented as the host of Formula 1 Grand Prix 2020. The F1 race is taking place on April 5th, 2020. This is the first time an F1 race is held in Vietnam. That would be a chance for the world to acknowledge about Hanoi, not only a new host of F1 Grand Prix – but also a gorgeous & attractive tourism destination with breathtaking sceneries and scrumptious cuisine. VinFast, the largest car manufacturer and a part of VinGroup, has announced to be the title sponsor of this Vietnam F1 Grand Prix 2020. Besides the exciting race, the whole journey exploring Vietnam’s wonders also awaits ahead and surely will bring you once in a lifetime experience in Vietnam!

Vietnam Formula 1 Grand Prix 2020

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The motor circuit in Hanoi will start from My Dinh Sports Complex, the second-largest stadium in Vietnam whose capacity goes up to 40,192 seats. The racers then enter a 5,565km track proposed to go to the west of the city.
F1 Grand Prix Circuit
My Dinh Complex
It is said to “create a unique hybrid layout, fusing a street ‘circuit’s characteristics with a permanent countryside track layout within the confines of the “city’s topography.” The track designed by a German company will bring you astonishing moments and unforgettable performances.


  • 3rd April 2020 Friday – Practice
  • 4th April 2020 Saturday – Qualifying
  • 5th April 2020 Sunday – Race


3 ticket categories officially sold are Hospitality Ticket (VIP), Grandstand Ticket and Walkabout Ticket including 3 race days: trial (Free Practice), Qualifying and Official Race (Race).
Walkabout ticket: $75USD (1,750,000VND). It is among the cheapest F1 ticket price in the world.
Grandstand Ticket is $275USD (~6,400,000VND). The Grandstand tickets allow spectators to directly observe every turn as well as every top-notch technical display of the world’s top racers.
Hospitality Ticket is $3,399USD (~78,800,000VND). Needless to say, this VIP ticket allows customers to experience the race with comfortable entertainment services and culinary elite prepared by famous chefs while watching in luxury suite with a panoramic view of the race.
F1 grand prix map
F1 Grand Prix 2020 Map
Please keep in mind that these are only the starting price and diversifies among different turns around the track. They are much likely to fluctuate among agencies and can increase due to high demand so make sure to save yourself a seat for this special event.


F1 Grand Prix 2020 is taking place in Hanoi Street Circuit in Nam Tu Liem, 10km to the West of the Old Quarter. The area locates some of the top 5-star hotels in Hanoi such as JW Marriott, Crown Plaza West Hanoi, etc.
JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi
JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi
Nonetheless, if you want to make the best out of your weekend in the energetic Hanoi, it is definitely advisable not to miss out on staying in the Old Quarter, Ba Dinh District as they concentrate most of the interesting restaurants, shops, nightlife, and touristy sites. Besides, they are only a 30-minute drive to My Dinh Complex so you do not need to worry about being too far from the race track.

The Old Quarter

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Hanoi Old Quarter
This area also has the most bustling and energetic nightlife and delicious authentic Vietnamese food. The variety of accommodation varies from backpacker hostels to luxurious ones or anything middle-range.

Ba Dinh District

Ba Dinh District
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh District
Ba Dinh District is an escape from the chaos. It’s more spacious and suitable for those who wants a rather quiet and less densely populated and still close to the center.

Explore Amazing Northern Vietnam


Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam, the bustling but also tranquil city, with an elegant and ancient look, is the center of culture with many natural landscapes and historical monuments. Thanks to more than a thousand years of civilization, the city preserves its hidden beauty in every aspects: architecture, literature, cuisine, etc.
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Night Market on Hang Ngang - Hang Dao street
This has made Hanoi one of the hottest attractions among international tourists when coming to Vietnam. Here, you can experience plenty of activities namely doing a street food tour, watching a cultural show, visiting historical sites, drinking coffee and many other specialties of Hanoi, etc.

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is like the gem of Northern Vietnam. It has been listed as UNESCO World’s Heritage since 1994 and until now, it still reserves its extraordinary landscapes. Cruising in the area, the breathtaking view of magnificent limestone karsts will definitely leave foreign tourists in awe. Recently, Bai Tu Long Bay has claimed its popularity compared to the touristy center of Ha Long Bay. Possessing a similar landscape with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay features clearer water and less-visited attractions. It is an off-the-beaten-track destination allowing tourists to become an adventurer and explore the land of myths and legends.
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Sailing through a cave in Halong Bay is truly a mesmerizing experience
Cruising is the best choice to enjoy Bai Tu Long Bay. Most cruises offer day trip (4 or 8 hours), 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights cruise. Spending 1 - 2 days allows you to experience many exciting activities such as kayaking, caving, visiting a fishing village and learn about the lifestyle of villagers in Halong Bay. Indochina Junk is proud to be the top quality cruise operator in Bai Tu Long Bay with luxury cruises and Vietnamese cultural experience that will help you know more about our lovely country.

Ninh Binh

Situated 90 kilometers from Hanoi to the South, Ninh Binh is known as “Halong Bay On Land” with spectacular landscapes somewhat similar to Halong Bay. Recognized as UNESCO Heritage Site, Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex consists of 3 protected areas: Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Trang An - Tam Coc - Bich Dong Scenic Landscape and Hoa Lu Special-use Forest.
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Ngo Dong River
Sitting in a rowboat sailing through Ngo Dong River, in front of your eyes is a spectacular view of rock formations rising from rice paddies, mythical in the mist. It is an adventure through history and culture in the land that once was the capital of Dai Co Viet (former name of Vietnam).
We hope that this article has provided you a comprehensive guideline to Vietnam Formula 1 Grand Prix 2020 in the bustling capital of Vietnam and enjoy every minute exploring beautiful wonders in the Northern area and understand more about the lifestyle and unique culture of Vietnam!