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Lewis Hamilton believes that Formula One should think about committing to two British Grand Prix a year instead of moving to new countries like Vietnam

And that is in place of the much traditional venues such as the likes of Silverstone.

He also believes that Great Britain should get two races a year to capitalize on the massive following among supporters.

“On the racing side, I do not know how important it is to go to new countries as Vietnam.” Hamilton disclosed to the BBC.

“If you had the Silverstone Grand Prix and a London Grand Prix, it would be pretty cool.

“We have got a lot of real racing history in England, Germany and Italy.

“And now in the United States of America (USA), it is starting to grow.

“But you only have one event per year in those places.

“If it was my business, I would be trying to do more events in those countries,” the Briton suggested.

“I have been to Vietnam before and it is beautiful,” Hamilton added.

“And I have also been to India before to a race which was strange.

“That was because India was such a poor place.

“Yet, we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track which they actually made in the middle of nowhere.

“I felt a whole lot of conflictions when I went to that grand prix,” he concluded.

Hanoi to host Vietnam maiden F1 grand prix in 2020

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is set to host the country’s maiden Formula One grand prix in the year 2020.

And there is already a graphic on the F1 website of the track that will be in use in Hanoi.

The official F1 website has provided a computer-generated image of the proposed 5.565km track layout in the city of Hanoi.

As a result, Vietnam will host a Formula 1 grand prix for the first time ever in April of 2020.

A “multi-year” deal has even seen the light of day to stage a race on the streets of the capital.

And it happens to be the very first new addition to the calendar under Liberty Media’s ownership of the sport.

“Since we became involved in this sport in the year 2017, we have talked about developing new destination cities.

“And that is in a strong effort to broaden the appeal of Formula 1,” F1’s chief executive Chase Carey disclosed.

“Due to this, I can say for a certainty that the Vietnamese Grand Prix is a realization of that ambition.” Carey summed up.

The proposed Hanoi track features a total number of 22 turns over its 5.565km length.

With this, it will emerge as F1’s fourth street race, along with the trio of cities, Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan.

The circuit layout which has its creation in collaboration with ubiquitous Formula One designer, Hermann Tilke also features long straights.

And one of which is 1.5km in length and should see cars reach speeds of around 335km/h (208mph), reports confirm.

The design also borrows liberally from some other world-famous tracks with the first two corners mirroring those of Germany’s Nurburgring.


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