First images of F1 Vietnam GP pits revealed after work completed

Adam Cooper
First images of Vietnam GP pit building revealed
First images of Vietnam GP pit building revealed

The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation has released the first official images of the Hanoi circuit's new pit building as preparations continue for the country's first Formula 1 race in April.

The 300-metre long building, designed by architecture firm Tilke Engineering, draws inspiration from two of the city's major landmarks - the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and the Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature.

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The first is a UNESCO World Heritage site, while the latter is regarded as the symbol of the city and, according to race organisers, reflects Vietnam's "rich literary heritage and traditional culture."

Tilke pit buildings and grandstands are often based on local designs.

Work on the rest of the 3.484-mile circuit is ongoing, and is expected to "near majority completion" by the end of January.

"This is an important moment in the development of the Hanoi circuit and another vital milestone in the lead up to Vietnam's first ever F1 race weekend," said Vietnam Grand Prix CEO Le Ngoc Chi.

First images of Vietnam GP pit building revealed
First images of Vietnam GP pit building revealed

"Like the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and the Pavilion of the Constellation of Literature which have inspired the pit building's design, we hope this structure will become another iconic Hanoi landmark.

"With the track itself nearing completion and grandstands starting to go up as the event draws ever closer, the excitement levels for the F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 are rapidly growing.

"We are ready and we look forward to seeing you in Hanoi very soon."

The race organiser revealed an updated circuit design last month, which included the addition of a new final corner.

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