Preparations are well underway for the first ever Formula 1 Vietnamese Grand Prix in 2020, with CAMS playing a key role in delivering the massive event.
Officials training was held in Vietnam in recent weeks, with a core group of senior officials working closely with locally based officials who will help deliver the event in early 2020.
These senior officials will be mentored by key CAMS officials in the lead up to and at the very first Grand Prix in Hanoi.
CAMS has assisted in the formation of the new motor sport governing body for Vietnam, the Vietnamese Motorsport Association (VMA) which is now up and running.
Some of Australia’s most prominent officials including Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Clerk of Course and Supercars Race Director Tim Schenken and 2016 FIA International Best Doctor Dr Brent May will play key roles in ensuring the success of the Australian event is replicated in Vietnam in 2020 and beyond.
CAMS Director of Motor Sport & Commercial Operations Michael Smith said as well as the seniors official training, CAMS would also work closely with the VMA to deliver training for more than 900 officials required for the inaugural event.
“This is a really great opportunity for Australian officials, who are routinely regarded as among the best in the world, to share their skills and knowledge and ensure the Vietnamese Grand Prix is a success,” Smith said.
“This recent training for the senior officials included information of circuit and facility inspections, as well as key information of the running of a world class event.
“The feedback from the event was very promising and it was extremely beneficial for everyone involved. It’s certainly a learning experience for all involved.
“We’re really excited to be working with the VMA who are very passionate about delivering an event that will certainly be very popular with both locals and international visitors when it gets underway in 2020 on the streets of Hanoi.”
This type of training is certainly not new to CAMS, with Australian officials playing a key role in the delivery of training for officials at the Russian, Korean and Singapore Grands Prix in their formative years.