Formula 1’s countdown to the inaugural Vietnam Grand Prix in 2020 has continued with the release of a virtual look at the layout for the Hanoi Street Circuit. On Twister, it said “FIRST LOOK: go onboard for a lap of the Hanoi Street Circuit Coming to F1 in 2020…”
F1 announced back in November that Hanoi would host F1 from 2020 on a multi-year deal, with the first race scheduled for April next year.
Renders of the planned 5.565km-long, 22-corner circuit designed by Hermann Tilke were released at the time of the announcement, but F1 has now released a first look at what a hot lap may look like from the cockpit of a car.
The track design has taken inspiration from a number of the world’s great racing circuits, including the Nurburgring, Suzuka, and even the Monaco street course.
Vietnam marks the first new race to be added to the F1 calendar following Liberty Media’s takeover of the sport in January 2017.