Hanoi Street Circuit

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Hanoi Street Circuit
LocationVietnam Nam Từ Liêm, Hanoi
Time zoneICT (UTC+07:00)
Coordinates21°00′59.75″N 105°45′56.65″E / 21.0165972°N 105.7657361°E / 21.0165972; 105.7657361Coordinates: 21°00′59.75″N 105°45′56.65″E / 21.0165972°N 105.7657361°E / 21.0165972; 105.7657361
FIA Grade1
ArchitectHermann Tilke
Major eventsVietnamese Grand Prix
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Thailand Super Series
Grand Prix Circuit
SurfaceAsphalt
Length5.613 km (3.488 mi)
Turns23[1]

The Hanoi Street Circuit (Vietnamese: Đường đua phố Hà Nội) is a motor racing venue located in the Nam Từ Liêm district of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is a street circuit designed to host the Vietnamese Grand Prix, a round of the Formula One World Championship. The circuit is 5.613 km (3.488 mi) long and was designed by circuit architect Hermann Tilke.[2] The Hanoi Street Circuit is expected to make its début on the Formula One calendar in 2020.

The circuit, going anticlockwise, is located next to the Mỹ Đình National Stadium and consists of a temporary street section and a purpose-built layout that will be open to the public once completed.[3] It also features one of the longest straights on the calendar at 1.5 km (0.9 mi) in length. The purpose-built section draws inspiration from several existing circuits including the Circuit de Monaco, Suzuka Circuit, Sepang International Circuit and the Nürburgring "GP-Strecke". This philosophy of adapting corners from other circuits had previously been used in designing the layout of the Circuit of the Americas.[4]

Lê Quang Đạo street, which is part of the circuit

The original layout consisted of twenty-two corners, but this was revised in December 2019 to include an additional corner in the third sector. The extra corner was added to improve safety.[1] Construction of the circuit was completed in February 2020.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vietnam adds extra corner to F1 circuit". motorsport.com. Motor Sport. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Everything you need to know about the new Vietnam street circuit". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ Herrero, Daniel (7 November 2018). "Vietnam secures 2020 Formula 1 berth". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  4. ^ Maher, John (23 April 2012). "Turn for turn, Austin track's design, layout should look familiar to F1 drivers". Austin-American Statesman. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  5. ^ Herrero, Daniel (27 February 2020). "New images released upon completion of Vietnam GP circuit". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 27 February 2020.