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Hanoi Circuit

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29/01/2020

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DETAILS

Hanoi Circuit

Hanoi Street Circuit
Nam Tu Liem
Hanoi
Vietnam
Vietnam

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Official website:
https://www.f1vietnamgp.com/

STATISTICS (PRIOR TO 2020)

Length:

5.607km (3.484miles)

Race laps:

55

2019 winner:

 

Configuration:

Clockwise

First GP:

2020

Lap record:

 

Type:

Street

Total races:

0

BIOGRAPHY

Plans for a race in Vietnam were first explored by former Bernie Ecclestone, who ultimately abandoned the idea as there were already five races in Asia at the time.

Indeed, following the failure of the Korean and Indian Grands Prix, Ecclestone was doubtful of the long-term viability of a race in Vietnam. The situation not helped by Malaysia's decision not to renew its contract at the end of 2018.

However, the idea was revived shortly after Liberty Media purchased the commercial rights to the sport from CVC in January 2017 and the Vietnamese Grand Prix was confirmed in November 2018, becoming the first new race under Liberty's ownership.

The race is set to join the existing Grand Prix held in Southeast Asia, the Singapore Grand Prix, the inaugural event scheduled for 5 April 2020 as part of a multi-year contract.

The Herman Tilke-designed Hanoi Street Circuit runs through the Nam Tu Liem district, its layout resembling a flying crane, a symbol of happiness and eternal youth throughout Asia.

Pre-race build=up claims the 5.607-km circuit will provide plenty of opportunities for overtaking, most notably on the 1.5-km long back straight, one of the longest on the calendar.

While the circuit is a new addition to the calendar, F1 bosses hope it will feel familiar with corners taking inspiration from some of the sport’s most revered circuits. Turns 1 and 2 are based on the Nurburgring, Turns 12 through to 15 resemble the climb up the hill at Monaco to Casino Square, while Turns 16 to 19 are reminiscent of the legendary Esses at Suzuka.

Elsewhere, the pit building is intended to represent Vietnam’s rich heritage in building culture, while the pitlane entry and exit have been designed to minimise pitstop time to increase the attractiveness of multiple-stop strategies.

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