Vietnam will officially become one of the host countries for the Formula 1 (F1®) - Vietnam Grand Prix - in April 2020. Millions of fans have been waiting eagerly for the F1® Vietnam Grand Prix. The organizer of Formula 1® Vietnam Grand Prix - Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation, with consent from Hanoi People's Committee and in cooperation with the event sponsor - Heineken® Silver will hold the “Formula 1® Vietnam Grand Prix Kick Off Event” on the evening of April 20th, 2019 at My Dinh National Stadium Square, Hanoi.
At the "Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix Kick Off Event” for the first time, fans of this prestigious sport will be able to admire and witness a live thrilling atmosphere, showcasing the explosive speeds of F1® racing cars. Furthermore, representing and participating in the main event is legendary driver David Coulthard with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team. With 13 Grand Prix victories and 62 honors on the Podium, during his glorious career on the F1® track, David Coulthard will inspire fans with the incredible top speeds and pin point accurate maneuvers during the most prestigious tournament on the planet.
Taking place at the venue which will become a part of the official racetrack of the F1® Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, the event will bring the F1® experience closer to the audience ahead of the race in 2020. In addition, a series of important information related to ticket sales such as ticketing packages, quantity, pricing... will be announced.
It doesn’t stop with the displays of speed on the track, on the night of the performance April 20th 2019, Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation and Heineken® also bring a full F1® experience with a world-class performance from one of the current top 5 DJs in the world and has been awarded the World No.1 DJ title - Armin Van Buuren.
Mr. Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice President and CEO of VINGROUP, said: “After the groundbreaking ceremony, the "Formula 1® Vietnam Grand Prix Kick Off Event” will be the first push in a series of events and activities to promote the F1® Vietnam Grand Prix in Vietnam in 2019, bringing the F1® experience closer to sport fans in particular and the Vietnamese public in general. This prestigious Formula 1® Vietnam Grand Prix will showcase Vietnam to the world and attract more international visitors, furthermore, this event will mark the beginning of bringing a vibrant festive atmosphere to the capital throughout the upcoming seasons from now until 2030”
In discussing Heineken’s role in the F1® Vietnam Grand Prix Kick-off event, Mr. Leo Evers, Managing Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam, said: “It is our pleasure to support Hanoi City and VGPC to promote F1® in Vietnam. As a Global Partner of F1®, we are thrilled to be able to partner with VGPC in order to bring the perfect F1® experience closer to thousands of Vietnamese fans. We believe that this event will create significant momentum for the 2020 F1® Grand Prix in Hanoi.”
The "Formula 1® Vietnam Grand Prix Kick Off Event” held by Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation in cooperation with Heineken, combines a high-speed experience on the track with a music festival. The event is free and open for audiences over 18 years old.
About Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation
Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC) is a subsidiary of VinFast Manufacturing and Trading Company Limited - a member of Vingroup - with 100% equity.
Entrusted with the rights to organize Formula 1® Vietnam Grand Prix by the Hanoi People's Committee - the entity which holds the rights to host Formula 1® in Vietnam, Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation, is responsible for building the infrastructure of Hanoi F1® Racetrack, in addition to this facility, Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation will also manage and operate the Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix from 2020 to 2030. Furthermore, Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation will also organize ticket sales and events to promote Formula 1 Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 in Vietnam and position the occasion as a world-class and unique event.
The introduction of Formula 1® Grand Prix - one of the largest and most prestigious sports championship in the world in Hanoi will elevate and put Hanoi on the map as a truly global city and the perfect destination to enjoy a world-class experience.
About HEINEKEN Vietnam
HEINEKEN Vietnam is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN, the world’s most international brewer. Originated in the Netherlands, this family-owned business with a history of over 150 years, brews and distributes over 300 beer & cider brands in more than 190 countries.
HEINEKEN Vietnam was established in 1991 and operates six breweries in Hanoi, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau, Tien Giang and nine sales offices across Vietnam.
From humble beginnings with only 20 employees in Vietnam, HEINEKEN Vietnam is now the second largest brewer in Vietnam with more than 3,500 employees. HEINEKEN Vietnam makes a significant annual economic contribution to Vietnam, amounting to approximately 0.9% of the nation’s total GDP.
In Vietnam, HEINEKEN produces and distributes Heineken, Tiger, Amstel, Larue, Bivina, Desperados, Affligem and Strongbow cider.
In 2017 and 2018, HEINEKEN Vietnam was recognized as the most sustainable company in Vietnam by the
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) based on the annual Corporate Sustainability Index.