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Location: Hanoi, Vietnam Track Length: 5.607 km Laps: 55 Lap Record: NA

Hanoi Street Circuit

Hanoi Street Circuit profile

The reveal of the 2020 Formula 1 calendar introduced us to a completely new event - the Vietnam Grand Prix. Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula, and its population of over 95 million people now have the chance to flock to capital city Hanoi as F1 goes racing around the Hanoi Street Circuit.

As its name suggests, the venues offers us a 3.484 mile street circuit, designed by Hermann Tilke, the force behind many of the tracks which we see in F1 today such as the Circuit of the Americas, the Marina Bay Street Circuit and the Yas Marina Circuit to name a few.

The Hanoi Street Circuit is located next to the Mỹ Đình National Stadium and consists of a temporary street section and a purpose-built layout. It also features one of the longest straights on the calendar at 1.5 km (0.9 mi) in length.

When designing the Circuit of the Americas inspiration was taken from several corners already on the Formula 1 calendar, and Hanoi is no different with the layout borrowing ideas from famous venues such as the Circuit de Monaco, Suzuka Circuit, Sepang International Circuit and the Nürburgring.

Originally the layout consisted of 22 corners, but due to safety concerns a 23rd was added in the third and final sector.

The sharp left which brings the main straight to an end is likely to test drivers' braking abilities to the limit, and it could be quite a nasty impact if they get it wrong.

A series of right-handers follows before a dive left onto the next straight into a chicane - this then makes way for a sweeping left-hand bend.

It's that long run down then to the next tight left-hander, another corner where they who brakes latest wins, making for the perfect overtaking opportunity.

A slightly shorter straight to the next right turn follows before left to right bends that grow in technicality as they go on.

A tight left arrives in a heartbeat to send the drivers back onto the pit straight.

Factfile:

Track name – Hanoi Street Circuit

Location – Hanoi

Laps – 55

Track Length – 5.607 km

Lap Record – 

Vietnamese Grand Prix Schedule April 3-5

Practice 1 3 Apr 2020 11:00 AM
Practice 2 3 Apr 2020 3:00 PM
Practice 3 4 Apr 2020 12:00 PM
Qualifying 1 4 Apr 2020 3:00 PM
Qualifying 2 4 Apr 2020 3:25 PM
Qualifying 3 4 Apr 2020 3:48 PM
Race 5 Apr 2020 2:10 PM