Set to become another exciting street circuit work has officially began on the new Hanoi Sports Circuit ahead of next's year inaugural race
Formula One chief Jean Todt has hailed next year's inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix in Hanoi as a great opportunity to open doors for people with "a passion" for motorsport in South-east Asia. The Vietnamese capital will get its first taste of the high-octane glitz and glamour of Formula One when it hosts its first grand prix from April next year as the sport bids to tap into new markets in the region.
The 5.6 kilometre street track featuring 22 corners will incorporate existing and yet-to-be-built roads in the My Dinh area of Hanoi near the national sports stadium, about 13 kilometres from the city centre. Designed by Tilke – the company that have given us tracks like the Circuit of The Americas and Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina – the circuit promises to feature some exciting elements taken from some of the most iconic tracks around such as the Suzuka and the Nurburgring and one of the longest straights measuring 1.5km in length where cars should be able to reach speeds of around 335km/h (208mph)