F1 breaks ground in Hanoi ahead of 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix
Formula 1 witnessed a ground-breaking event – literally – on March 21 as construction work officially commenced on the Hanoi Motor Sport Circuit, the track that will host the 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix, the country’s first ever F1 race.
Set to become the fourth proper street race on the F1 calendar next year, alongside Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan, the Hanoi track will run to 5.57km and feature 22 corners, some of them borrowing heavily from iconic tracks like Suzuka and the Nurburgring.
Designed by Tilke – the company that have given us tracks like the Circuit of The Americas and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina – alongside F1’s own Motorsports team, the circuit looks primed to become one of the most challenging in F1, while also featuring one of the longest straights in the sport at 1.5km.
Check out the video below as F1’s Rosanna Tennant takes a tour of the track's future location in western Hanoi...