Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
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Bottas will have to win on his own merits, says Hamilton

Bottas will have to win on his own merits, says Hamilton

The BRDC have not giving up on Silverstone hosting the race down the line, they only want to negotiate a better deal.

Vietnam joins the likes of Singapore, China, and Japan to host Formula 1 races in Asia and forms part of Liberty Media's strategy to broaden the appeal of the sport throughout the continent.

Adding a new venue to the calendar, Formula One has announced that the city of Hanoi in Vietnam will be hosting an F1 Grand Prix from April 2020. This is the flawless formula for Grand Prix racing and I look forward to this becoming a real highlight of the F1 calendar.

"It already feels like we are on race 25 this year, so I don't think that's a good thing personally", he said.

Earlier this week F1's commercial managing director Sean Bratches hinted that the race could move away from Silverstone, its permanent home since 1987 and a regular F1 venue throughout the championship's history.

"Our target for this season was to win both championships, not one title or the other, so our mindset is one of unfinished business as we head to Sao Paulo", said team boss Toto Wolff.

"We're a 68-year-old entity and the nature of grand prix racing is that it is dynamic", said Bratches.


At recent deal with Vietnam indicates Liberty's plans to bring the sport to the people in major cities, and Bratches aims to find a balance between heritage and street events.

"We'll make sure we are able to make the best decisions for fans and for racing and for us as a business". Firstly, we want to preserve the heritage races, they are very important to Formula 1 and they are very important to fans.

Ecclestone told Reuters a year ago that he had talks with the Vietnamese about a race while he was in charge but had decided, despite the money on offer, against it because he felt there were enough in that part of the world already.

"The third segment features purpose-built facilities such as Shanghai, Austin, Texas and Bahrain".

After months of rumors, Formula 1 confirmed Wednesday that it will race in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi come 2020.

The race will certainly be more action packed than the Monaco or Singapore Grand Prix's due to the presence of two long straights, with one measuring 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles).

It originally looked like the proposed Miami street race would have that honour.

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