F1 2020 Track Guide: Hanoi Circuit, Vietnam

Codemasters have released a track guide for the virtual version of the Hanoi Circuit, venue of what was supposed to be the first-ever Vietnamese Grand Prix last year.

It never happened but has existed in the F1 2020 game. Hanoi Circuit track info supplied by F1.com:

Work officially commenced on the permanent sections of the Hanoi Circuit on March 21, 2019 – although the track will be predominantly made up of public roads in the west of the city, close to the My Dinh National Stadium.

The first track to be designed by Formula 1 itself, in association with Tilke – Hermann Tilke’s company, who’ve given us the likes of the Circuit of The Americas and the Bahrain International Circuit – the Hanoi Circuit will be a 5.6km, 23-turn semi-permanent track, one that’s been consciously designed to ape some of the best elements of iconic, existing F1 tracks.

There’s a bit of the Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit in Turns 1 and 2, a soupcon of Suzuka’s Esses in Turns 16-19, while even Monaco has been a reference point, with Turns 12-15 evoking the run up the hill from Sainte Devote to Massenet. The track will also feature a 1.5-km straight, with speeds expected to reach 335km/h.