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Vietnam Grand Prix rumours quashed

ESPNF1 Staff
December 27, 2010 « Luca Filippi harbours Formula One ambitions | »

Recent rumours that the FIA is looking at Vietnam as a possible venue for a grand prix have been played down by circuit advisor Hans Geist.

A visit to the country by Geist to meet with officials fuelled speculation discussions were moving ahead for a possible venue in the Nha Trang bay area, around 200 miles east of Ho Chi Minh City.

But Geist brushed aside such talk. "My mission is usually to inform interested parties about Formula 1 and what it takes to build a race track to FIA F1 standards and organise a GP," he said. "I would say that of all my informative meetings maybe 10% develop into a serious concept. In Vietnam, my job was purely informational."

He did admit that as far he knew, South Africa, Bulgaria, Romania and Argentina were currently keen on hosting a GP, while there is was interest in the staging of a second race in China.

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