Vietnam GP releases first pictures of pit complex

.Vietnam GP pit building

The Vietnam Grand Prix promoters have released the first images of the pit complex of the Hanoi circuit that will host in April the South Asian country's first ever F1 race.

The new venue's infrastructure was designed by Tilke Engineering, F1's resident circuit architects, which have followed its usual practice of drawing their styling inspiration from local landmarks.

Crews are pressing ahead with the remainder of the construction work on the 5.6km layout which uses a mix of Hanoi's existing streets and purpose-built sections inspired by some of F1's most iconic venues such as Suzuka, Monaco and the Nürburgring.

"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 boss Le Ngoc Chi upon the completion of the track's pit building.

"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."

The bulk of the ongoing work should be completed by the end of January.

“With the track itself nearing completion and grandstands starting to go up as the event draws ever closer, the excitement levels for the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 are rapidly growing. We are ready and we look forward to seeing you in Hanoi very soon," said Le Ngoc Chi.

The Vietnam Grand Prix has been slotted in as the third round of the F1 World Championship and will take place on April 3.

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