Formula 1 Prepares to Launch Racing in Vietnam
A new car racing track is nearing completion in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Formula 1 website reports that crews are expected to finish work on the race course next month. The international racing event is making preparations for the country's first Formula 1 Grand Prix. The race is to take place in April.
The Vietnam Grand Prix circuit, or raceway, is 5.6 kilometers in length. It was designed to include a permanent track structure, but also extends into some of Hanoi's streets. Formula 1 says it expects drivers to reach top speeds of about 335 kilometers an hour.
Asia experts say Formula 1's arrival in Vietnam demonstrates the economic health of the Communist-led country. The Grand Prix races are expected to bring more foreigners into Vietnam.
Rajiv Biswas is the chief Asia-Pacific economist at market research company IHS Markit. He told VOA he thinks the government will use Formula 1 events to expand the country's tourism industry. "Then of course Vietnam's own more upper middle-class population would be interested in these types of events," he added.
Liam Parker is head of communications for Formula 1. He says one reason the organization chose Vietnam was because of major growth in its increasingly market-driven economy. The country enjoys a growing local population with a "large and young workforce" and higher personal earnings, Parker told VOA.
"Hanoi is one of the most exciting cities in the world right now with such a rich history and an incredible future ahead of it," he added. "This is the perfect formula for Grand Prix racing and we believe this will become a real highlight of the F1 calendar."
Between 2010 and 2018, the number of foreign tourists in Vietnam expanded from 5 million to more than 15 million.
Vietnamese officials expect the Formula 1 event to bring in even more tourists, said Mark Thomas, an advisor with sports marketing company OmniCom Experiential Group.
"I sort of think it works for both sides," Thomas said. He explained that the government gets a new way to advertise Vietnam to the world, while Formula 1 and its owners make money from the deal.
Vietnam, like China 15 years ago, is an "up-and-coming nation that wants to showcase itself to the world," Thomas added. Around East Asia, Formula 1 holds other races in China, Japan and Singapore.
More than one-third of Vietnam's 97 million people will be middle class or more by next year, the Boston Consulting Group predicts. The middle-class growth is fueled mainly by a rise in export manufacturing that has created jobs.
More Vietnamese now have money to attend live sporting events. Soccer and basketball have both gained popularity in recent years. A Formula 1 Grand Prix ticket will cost between $30 to $300, depending on the event date and seats bought.
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世界一级方程式赛车（F1）网站报道称，工作人员预计将在下月完成赛道工作 。世界一级方程式赛车正在为越南的首届一级方程式大奖赛做准备 。比赛将在四月份举行 。
越南大奖赛赛道(Vietnam Grand Prix circuit)全长5.6公里 。它的设计包括一个永久性的轨道结构，但也延伸到河内的一些街道 。世界一级方程式赛车表示，预计参赛选手最高时速将达到约335公里 。
亚洲专家表示，世界一级方程式赛车走入越南表明该国共产党领导的国家经济状况良好 。预计越南大奖赛将吸引更多的外国人到来 。
拉吉夫·比斯瓦斯(Rajiv Biswas)是市场研究公司IHS Markit的首席亚太经济学家 。他对美国之音表示，他认为该国政府将利用F1赛事来扩大该国的旅游业 。他补充说：“那么，越南更多的中上层阶级人口当然会对这类事件感兴趣 。”
利亚姆·帕克(Liam Parker)是一级方程式赛车的公关主管 。他说，该组织选择越南的原因之一是该国以市场为导向的经济取得了重大增长 。帕克告诉美国之音，这个国家的人口在不断增长，有大量年轻的劳动力，个人收入也在增加 。
他补充说：“河内是目前世界上最令人着迷的城市之一，有着如此丰富的历史和不可思议的未来 。”“这是最完美的F1越南大奖赛，我们相信这将成为F1日历上真正的亮点 。”
运动营销公司奥姆尼康体验集团(OmniCom experience Group)的顾问马克·托马斯(Mark Thomas)表示，越南官员预计F1赛事将吸引更多游客 。
托马斯说，“我认为这是互利共赢的” 。他解释说，越南政府获得了一种向世界宣传该国的新方式，而F1及其所有者则从这笔交易中获利 。
托马斯补充说，与15年前的中国一样，越南是一个“希望向世界展示自己的后起之秀” 。在东亚地区，F1还在中国、日本和新加坡举办了其他比赛 。
波士顿咨询公司(Boston Consulting Group)预测，到明年，越南9700万人口中超过三分之一将成为中产阶级或更多 。中产阶级的增长主要是由增加就业的出口制造业推动的 。
越来越多的越南人有能力现场观看体育赛事 。足球和篮球近年来都很受欢迎 。一张F1大奖赛门票的价格在30美元到300美元之间，取决于比赛日期和购买的座位 。