2020 will see the first ever Vietnam Grand Prix, bringing one of the world’s most popular sports to the country for the first time.
Where is it?
The capital, Hanoi hosts the race. Hanoi is in the Red River delta and is the economic centre of the country, with a population of 7.7 million. It’s a fabulous place to visit – a modern, bustling city, that still retains it’s Asian culture and offers fabulous entertainment and a huge choice of food ranging from the world’s best street food to top international cuisine.
What’s known as the old quarter looks especially interesting for accommodation.
What’s the circuit like?
It’s a street circuit, set up especially for the Gran Prix, and is located in downtown central Hanoi. But something that makes it stand out from many similar circuits is that it features one of the longest straights in F1 at 1.5 KM! There are two other decent straights and an interesting technical section joining them all together. The three straights should allow for lots of overtaking, and the technical section features copies of corners from other great race tracks.
In short, the new circuit for the Vietnam Grand Prix should offer a fascinating race.
What sort of race can we expect?
At this stage, we don’t know, but street circuits generally offer great racing, as the tracks are always pretty “green,” and slippery, especially in the early sessions. This one has the added benefit of three proper straights, which should make the DRS zones especially interesting.
We think the combination of a great race and being in the heart of a fascinating Asian city will make the Vietnam Grand Prix a standout event.
Where’s the best place to watch the race?
We’re shooting in the dark a bit here as there’s no data from previous races, but we know there are grandstands at:
- The start / finish line
- Turn 1
- Turn 2, 3 and 4
- Turn 7 and 8
Our instinct, looking at the circuit, is that the latter two will be the most interesting, and our favourite is the turn 7 and 8 grandstand, as there’s a long straight leading into a fast parabolic curve, which should make for a great braking zone, and then the cars scream down the longest straight on the circuit.
When is it?
Postponed. New Date Will Be Confirmed here.
The Vietnam Grand Prix takes place from 3rd to 5th April 2020.
FP 1 and 2 will be on 3rd April 2020
FP3 and Qualifying on 4th April
The race on 5th April
Timings are to be confirmed.
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