Formula 1’s newest race arrives in 2020 as the sport breaks new ground with the Vietnam Grand Prix.

Designed by iconic F1 circuit creator Hermann Tilke in partnership with the City of Hanoi authorities, the street circuit will be a hybrid of public roads and purpose-built sections which will also be opened to the public outside of the Grand Prix weekends.

The circuit’s layout borrows iconic sections from Suzuka, Monaco and Nurburgring, while also boasting the longest straight on the F1 calendar at 1.5km, and will provide an all-new challenge to both F1 teams and drivers alike with cars expected to reach top speeds of around 208mph (335km/h).

The 2020 Vietnamese Grand Prix is scheduled for 3-5 April and is Liberty Media’s first new F1 race to mark a new chapter in the sport’s history.

The Hanoi Street Circuit will host the third round of the season, slotting in between the Bahrain and Chinese races, as part of the bumper 22-round 2020 F1 campaign.

In the centre of the bustling Vietnamese capital, fans will be within walking distance of Hanoi’s best tourist and beauty spots and will provide F1 with a unique destination for both new and current fans of the sport.

With construction work already well under way, Vietnamese GP organisers have released 3D rendered images and video of what the circuit is set to look like next year when F1 arrives for the first-ever race held in the country.

 

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