Formula 1: Watch virtual onboard lap of new Hanoi Street Circuit ahead of Vietnam Grand Prix debut in 2020


Formula 1: Watch virtual onboard lap of new Hanoi Street Circuit ahead of Vietnam Grand Prix debut in 2020

Formula 1 fans have voiced their displeasure at the new Hanoi Street Circuit after a virtual onboard lap of the track was released.

It was confirmed last November that Hanoi will host the Vietnam Grand Prix on a multi-year deal starting next season, with the debut race scheduled for April 2020.

The track map was unveiled towards the end of last year

Hermann Tilke has designed the street circuit, continuing his run of designing every circuit added to the F1 calendar since 1999.

The circuit is 3.458 miles (5.565km) long and features 22 corners, as well as one of the longest straights on the calendar, coming in just shy of a mile (1.5km).

Work continues on the new circuit

It is located next to the Mỹ Đình National Stadium, and has been modelled on multiple other circuits, including Germany’s Nürburgring and the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.

Virtual footage of an onboard lap of Hanoi has been released, using technology from the Assetto Corsa video game series, and Tilke company CEO, Carsten Tilke, has even completed simulation laps of the circuit, which was built using the company’s own data.

“It is a very spectacular track,” he told Autosport. “It combines a bit of what you can do at a classic track, like the Esses at Suzuka, which normally you cannot do at a street circuit, and also elements that you can only do at city venues.”

The public are widely objecting to Tilke’s opinion that the track is ‘spectacular’, however.

There have been questions raised as to why another street circuit is being added to the calendar, while may fans simply think the lap is nothing more than bland and boring.


Source: SportsLatest TS