From 2020 Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi will reverberate to the sounds of F1 engines.
Formula 1 chiefs have revealed the first official track map of the new Vietnam street circuit, which will join the calendar in 2020.
The 5.565-kilometre long street circuit, which will feature one newly constructed area, runs near a stadium in a suburb of Hanoi. It features a 1.5-kilometre long straight and early simulations suggest a top speed of 335 km/h.
Vietnam will become F1’s fourth street race.
The section out of Turn 12 will weave through the barriers in a manner similar to the climb out of Ste. Devote at Monaco. A later section of the track – through Turns 16 to 19 – is similar to the Esses at Suzuka.