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F1 track revealed for 2020 Vietnam GP

By Chris Thompson, 08 Nov 2018 Motorsport

F1 track revealed 2020 Vietnam GP news

Hanoi’s street circuit is 5.6km long, with 22 turns and expected top speed of 335km/h

Formula 1 has revealed the track layout for the newly announced Vietnam GP, to be held in 2020.

The 5.565km track will be a street circuit in the city of Hanoi, with 22 turns and numerous straights.

To illustrate the layout of the track, Formula 1 has mocked up the intro to the race in a similar fashion it expects will occur in April 2020.

The longest straight, measuring around 1.5km, is expected to have a trap speed of 335km/h.

Several sections of the track also draw inspiration from other world tracks, with Monaco’s first couple of turns being emulated between turns 12-15, and the start of the Hanoi track being based on the opening turns of the Nürburgring.

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Chairman and chief executive for Formula 1 Chase Carey says, “we are delighted to announce that Hanoi will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix.

“Since [Liberty Media] became involved in this sport in 2017, we have talked about developing new destination cities to broaden the appeal of Formula 1 and the Vietnamese Grand Prix is a realisation of that ambition.

“This is the perfect formula for Grand Prix racing and I look forward to this becoming a real highlight of the F1 calendar.

"Our Motorsport team, working in collaboration with the City of Hanoi and promoter Vingroup, has worked to enable a circuit that will not only test the drivers but also ensure that our fans enjoy the racing spectacle.

“We are really looking forward to seeing Formula 1 cars speeding around the streets of this fantastic city from 2020.”