Formula 1 bosses have announced that Vietnam will be added to the Grand Prix schedule from April 2020.
The F1 Vietnam GP will take place on a 5.565 km street circuit around Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, and join China, Japan and Singapore as F1’s fourth race in Asia.
This will be the first new grand prix announced under the ownership of Liberty Media. In a statement, F1 President and CEO Chase Carey said: âSince we got involved in the sport in 2017, we have talked about developing new destination cities to broaden the appeal of Formula. 1 and the Vietnam Grand Prix is ââan achievement of this ambition. .
âWe are delighted to be here in Hanoi, one of the most exciting cities in the world right now with such a rich history and an incredible future ahead of it. It’s the perfect formula for Grand Prix racing and I can’t wait for it to become a real highlight of the F1 calendar.
âOur Motorsport team, together with Hanoi City and promoter Vingroup, have been working to enable a circuit that will not only test the drivers, but also ensure that our fans enjoy the spectacle of the race.
âWe really can’t wait to see Formula 1 cars racing through the streets of this fantastic city from 2020.â
F1 Vietnam GP: about the street circuit
The Vietnam GP will become F1’s fourth street race after Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan. The circuit, located west of Hanoi near the My Dinh National Stadium, will be 5.565 km in length and feature 22 turns.
F1.com reports that the new circuit will take inspiration from tracks around the world. F1.com writer Lawrence Barretto said: âIt’s not your typical street circuit, far from it. The aim was to create a unique hybrid layout, merging the characteristics of an urban circuit with a permanent country track layout within the limits of the city topography.
âThere was a real desire to move away from ordinary 90-degree turns and favor a setup that facilitates wheel-to-wheel racing while still retaining a closed-street feel that makes city racetracks so demanding on people. conductors. “
Turns one and two are based on the early NÃ¼rburgring corners in Germany, while turns 12-15 are inspired by Monaco. Turns 16 to 19 âare reminiscent of the iconic Esses de Suzukaâ and the last three turns are inspired by Sepang in Malaysia.