Suzuka, Japan - Plans for a Vietnamese Grand Prix in 2020 look feasible, according to Formula One race director Charlie Whiting who visited the proposed site in Hanoi last week.
Whiting told reporters at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix that the location for a street circuit had been identified, to the west of the capital and some 12km from the city centre, even if building work had yet to start.
"It's in the advanced stages of design," said the Briton, who flew to Vietnam between races on successive weekends in Russia and Japan.
"As far as I'm aware, they're aiming for a 2020 grand prix, which shouldn't be a problem based on previous experience."
Formula One management has expressed strong interest in a race in Vietnam, with Hanoi seen as the sort of 'destination city' the sport is looking for.