At a pre-race press conference for the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix this week, a reporter asked if Formula 1 should continue to expand to destinations which might not have a long history of motor sports, like Vietnam, or should it focus on its traditional heartland in places like Western Europe. Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said, ”I think we should keep the historic ones, where we had the biggest following, because that crowd really makes the atmosphere, if you go to the UK for example. We have got to keep those. Losing Germany I think is a bit of a painful one.” “But I think it is good to go to new territories for sure, to expand our reach as a sport. I prefer that they do a street circuit that can be taken down rather than, for example, India where they built that beautiful circuit and we do not get to race there anymore,” he added. Construction of the F1 circuit in Hanoi began last March and is expected to take 12 months. It runs more than 5.5 kilometers long with 22 corners, and will be the fourth to combine both built tracks and city streets, after Monaco, Singapore and… Read full this story
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