The Hanoi Street Circuit is Formula 1’s latest venture in Asia. With a track that takes inspiration from iconic venues worldwide, which has been designed with overtaking in mind, the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix is set to be a thriller.
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|TRACK LENGTH||3.494 miles|
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|NUMBER OF TURNS||23|
The Hanoi Street Circuit joins the Formula 1 calendar in 2021. Along with the Dutch Grand Prix and the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, it will be one of three new additions to the schedule. The circuit is the first new venue to be added to the F1 calendar under the ownership of Liberty Media. The sport had previously explored the possibility of a Vietnam Grand Prix under the guidance of Bernie Ecclestone, but this was halted prior to Ecclestone being ousted from his role.
The Vietnam Grand Prix was officially announced in November 2018 and is F1’s fourth race in Asia, along with Japan, China and Singapore. It is hoped that the event will follow in the footsteps of those successful events, rather than disappear in the way that the Korean and Indian events did.
The circuit is located in the Nam Từ Liêm district of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Designed by Hermann Tilke, the track combines both a permanent section of race track and public roads. It takes inspiration from a variety of existing circuits, including the Nurburgring, Suzuka, Monaco and Sepang. The 0.9 mile straight is one of the longest on the calendar. Originally, Hanoi Street Circuit had 22 corners, but the design was updated in December 2019, with an extra corner added in the final sector to improve safety. Work began on building the circuit in March 2019, and the pit complex was completed in January 2020. Hanoi Street Circuit has been designed with overtaking in mind – so it should be quite the spectacle for drivers and fans alike.
Hanoi Street Circuit was schedule to join the Formula 1 calendar in 2020, but the event was indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cancellation of the event was finally confirmed on 15th October 2020.
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