Vietnam to host F1 round from 2020 with street race announced in Hanoi

Vietnam will join the Formula One calendar in 2020 with a street race in the capital city, Hanoi.

The Vietnamese Grand Prix is the first new race announced since Liberty Media took charge of the sport last year.

"Since we became involved we have talked about developing new destination cities to broaden the appeal of Formula 1 and the Vietnamese Grand Prix is a realisation of that ambition," said F1 chairman Chase Carey, via a statement.

The inaugural race will be staged in April 2020 on a 5.565km circuit, with the organisers signing a multi-year deal to become the fourth East Asian country on the calendar with Singapore, China and Japan.

Formula One has 21 races listed on a tentative calendar for 2019.

The 2018 season has two races to go, in Sao Paulo and Abu Dhabi.

Toro Rosso driver Brendon Hartley of New Zealand sits in his car during the first practice session at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Friday, March 23, 2018. The first race of the 2018 seasons is on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Brendon Hartley. Source: Associated Press