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Hanoi Street Circuit

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    3.458 miles / 5.565km

Circuit Info

Address: Hanoi Street Circuit, Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Circuit type: Temporary street course

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Circuit History

The Hanoi Street Circuit (Vietnamese: Đường phố Hà Nội) is the latest venue in F1's Asian odyssey and the first major international circuit in Communist-controlled Vietnam. The part temporary, part-permanent course winds around the Nam Từ Liêm district of the capital and is scheduled to join the F1 calendar in April 2020.

Located next to the Mỹ Đình National Stadium, when complete the circuit will be able to boast one of the longest straights on the calendar at 1.5 km (0.9 mi) in length. Almost inevitably, the circuit has been penned by F1's architect-in-chief Hermann Tilke and will include some existing roads as well as newly-constructed ones along its length. The aim was to create a unique hybrid layout, fusing a street circuit's 'closed-in' characteristics with the benefits of the more open feel of a traditional circuit but all within the confines of the city's topography.

Turns 1 and 2 are based on the opening corners at Germany's Nurburgring, with the aim of producing a clear overtaking opportunity. Turns 12 through to 15, meanwhile, have been inspired by a section of the famous Monaco street circuit, from Turn 1 and the run up the hill to Massenet.

The Turn 16-19 sequence that follows features fast changes of direction reminiscent of the sweeping iconic Esses at Suzuka, while the final three corners take inspiration from Malaysia's Sepang – the fast left-right followed by a tightening radius entry.

That tricky and challenging final sequence, which completes the lap, offers the potential for mistakes and opens the door for a chasing driver to pick up a slipstream and launch an attack into the first turn.

Quite how successful the end result becomes remains to be seen, though it has not been without considerable thought. The Hanoi Feasibility Group provided suggestions of potential locations, track layouts and associated CAD (Computer Aided Design) data to F1's Motorsports team, who subsequently built a simulation model of the circuit to carry out lap simulation analysis.

It was at this stage that anticipated car speeds, G-forces and the overall flow and characteristics of the circuit could be assessed.

The final design will be the culmination of a collaboration between F1's Motorsports team, Tilke, the City of Hanoi authorities and the race promoter, with governing body the FIA also part of the process.

Groundbreaking for the new circuit began in March 2019, leaving just over a year to finalise the construction if it is to make its proposed April 2020 race debut.

The Hanoi Street Circuit is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Noi Bai International Airport is around 40 minutes' drive from the circuit location.

The track in the vicinity of the My Dinh National Stadium on the western side of city. Details of fan access and transportation options will become known as the circuit gets closer to completion.

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The Hanoi Street Circuit is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Noi Bai International Airport is around 40 minutes' drive from the circuit location.

The track in the vicinity of the My Dinh National Stadium on the western side of city. Details of fan access and transportation options will become known as the circuit gets closer to completion.

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