Vietnamese Grand Prix 2020

Vietnamese Grand Prix 2020

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joefraser

706 posts

61 months

Sunday 19th January
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Im heading to the GP in April, happy to report back.

shtu

1,758 posts

96 months

Monday 20th January
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BigBen said:
The main concern being the race weekend is also the pilot event for the facility.
Sort of - My Dinh stadium has been around a while, so there is -some- track record of large numbers of people being moved in and out of the area.

Get up early and motorbike taxi ftw I reckon, though there are plans for shuttle buses to run.

Worth remembering - you get a free 15-day visa waiver on arrival in Vietnam, just go straight to the immigration desks and have your return flight booking to show them.

The Moose

19,154 posts

159 months

Tuesday 21st January
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I’ve just had a look at the circuit layout and I like the look of T1-T4/5.

I think T6-T9 would be better the other way around.

Last of the late braking into T11 could be fun.

T13-T23 will look epic on board, especially the change of direction but won’t do much for racing.

Middle of the road I think.

joefraser

706 posts

61 months

Tuesday 21st January
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Flights and accomodation booked, 4 days at the GP and 15 days holiday afterwards - cant wait!!!

Yetski

411 posts

113 months

Tuesday 21st January
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Yetski said:
shtu said:
Have you managed to find a detailed seating plan anywhere?

Those are big stands on those turns, be good to see what the seat allocations are like.
No I haven't, I was hoping to get one when I received my seating allocation confirmation.

I requested one this morning, and will post if I get any response.
Just received this, we're in C18 which looks pretty good

shtu

1,758 posts

96 months

Tuesday 21st January
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Yetski said:
Just received this, we're in C18 which looks pretty good
Top work, thanks Yetski.

C17 here. Before the seats were allocated, the online chat people offered to put in a request for where I wanted, so I asked them for "somewhere near the centre of 2-3-4".

Reckon they've got that about right. smile Looks like a halfdecent view of the pitlane exit, and all of that complex.

TheHighlander

997 posts

148 months

Wednesday 22nd January
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I'm hoping to be going out to this.

My wife and I have a Travel Agency and there has been packages on sale for quite a while now.

thegreenhell

6,464 posts

169 months

Thursday 13th February
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"Vietnamese officials took the decision on Thursday to quarantine villages in the Son Loi farming region - just 25 miles outside Hanoi - for the next 20 days after six coronavirus cases were discovered."

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-uncomfo...

TheDeuce

4,371 posts

16 months

Thursday 13th February
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thegreenhell said:
"Vietnamese officials took the decision on Thursday to quarantine villages in the Son Loi farming region - just 25 miles outside Hanoi - for the next 20 days after six coronavirus cases were discovered."

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mclaren-uncomfo...
This method of containment sounds a bit basic/crude. Of course the facilities in Vietnam are not quite what we have over here.. crude measures might be best. But that also suggests if it does start to transmit around Hanoi itself, the containment solutions won't be particularly effective and the Vietnam GP actually could become questionable. Which would be very sad.

Speaking chiefly as an F1 fan. As a human I hope it doesn't spread around too much for all the human reasons too.