09:55 | 16/10/2019 Sports
VinFast, an automotive manufacturer in Vietnam, was unveiled on October 14 as the title sponsor of the 2020 Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix.
|Nguyen Viet Quang, general director of Vinfast (L) and Chase Carey, President and CEO of the Formula One Group, at the title sponsor announcement in Hanoi - Photo: vietnamnet.vn|
The three-day event, which is scheduled for next April in Hanoi, is now called the F1 Vinfast Vietnam Grand Prix.
After the announcement ceremony, Vinfast is the latest and youngest sponsor of the world-esteemed event, standing alongside many other international brands such as DHL, Pirelli, Rolex and Petronas.
As the title sponsor, Vinfast will be invited to take part in the process of creating and designing the trophy and Vinfast representatives will present the silverware to the winner.
“It is a chance for Vinfast, a Vietnamese auto manufacturer, to stand side-by-side with other leading companies at the elite sport event,” said Nguyen Viet Quang, General Director of Vinfast.
“The Vietnamese brand-name will be popularised widely to spectators in more than 200 countries and territories through live broadcasts and different kinds of media.”
“Vinfast’s sponsorship will be a strong push and an important point in our route to bring the F1 Grand Prix to Vietnam,” said Le Ngoc Chi, General Director of Vietnam Grand Prix Company.
“We will try our best to complete our targets, bringing to spectators a typical racing stage and a festival combining entertainment, sport, world-class technique and national culture,” she added.
The F1 race will be held in Hanoi’s My Dinh sports complex in Tu Liem district, on a race track of 5,565m. The track is designed by German group Tilke and will be set up on the main urban streets around My Dinh Stadium.
Supporters can buy their tickets at https://www.f1vietnamgp.com.