Vietnam GP: Circuit Information

Wednesday, 07 november 2018, 04:49 , by Matthew Scott

News of the Vietnam Grand Prix's confirmation on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar was followed by just one question: what will the circuit look like? A street track in Hanoi certainly sounds intriguing and F1 have released plenty of detail about exactly what the drivers will be tackling.

With 22 turns, there is set to be plenty for drivers to think about over the 5.565km circuit, but three sizable straights will also give them time to recuperate – notably a 1.5km run after the opening few corners.

It is also hoped that feeding the pit lane out after turns one and two will reduce the time taken to pit and will entice teams into multi-stop strategies – with dull one-stoppers a current issue with several F1 races.

Some purpose-built roads will make up part of the track, while existing streets will also be incorporated into the design – similar to the Valencia Grand Prix Circuit.

Although some Tilke-designed tracks have been criticised in recent years, the Circuit of the Americas has been warmly received and the Austin track's creation has again inspired the Hanoi circuit.

COTA's design saw elements of several historic circuits bolted together – Silverstone, Hockenheim and Istanbul Park are all sampled at the Texan track.

It will be a similar story in Hanoi, with F1 using elements of the Nurburgring, Suzuka and Monte Carlo's famous street circuit in an attempt to bring thrilling racing to Vietnam.

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Comments (23)

  • An Pham
    It’s a good combination of short corners style like Nuremberg circuit and long straight. Can’t wait to see the first F1 GP in my home country.
  • Adam Dornan
    This circuit uses elements from the greatest tracks. A bit of Silverstone, a bit of Monaco, a bit of Russia, and a lot of the M1
  • Eli Hams
    So much DRS.......This race might be like Baku when the racing is happening.
  • Franz Dale
    in that particular back straight the car may reach it's exploding point.
  • James Allan
    That roundabout area of the track gonna be interesting
  • Luke Doran
    That is terrible! Good for Top Fuel dragsters
  • Friso HiIhorst
    Better get those rev-limiters ready
  • Michael Wright
    Looks super boring!
  • Teymur Regenmaister
    Same same Baku
  • Josh Neal
    Ricky Pope
  • Owain Balling
    Andrew Cook
  • Dan Dailey
    Looks like a Indy car track..
  • Brian Butterly
    Emer Spain
  • Qu?c Phong Phan
    From Vietnam, hello fanpage!
  • Jonas Haumann Andresen
    Morten Løvholm
  • Martin Sjölin
    Adrian Ursu
  • Tony Pryce
    Keith O'Connor
  • Prem Sahadeo
    Anil Sahadeo
  • Jody Harrison
    So lame....

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