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Vietnam Formula 1 Grand Prix Track Layout Released

The layout of the track which will host the Formula Vietnamese Grand Prix in 2020 was released yesterday.

Formula 1's official website offers details on the 5.6-kilometer-long track, which will feature 22 turns. Located near My Dinh National Stadium, the course will be a hybrid, featuring stretches on both existing roads and sections built specifically for the race.

According to the site, several of the turns were inspired by famous parts of international racetracks such as the Nurburgring in Germany and Monaco's street circuit.

The Hanoi race will be F1's fourth street competition, with the others taking place in Monaco, Singapore and Azerbaijan. One notable feature of the layout is a 1.5-kilometer-long straight, which could allow drivers to reach speeds of up to 335 km/h (208 m/h). At the moment it is unclear when construction on the track will begin.

For more visual cues on what the Vietnam Grand Prix will look like in reality, a video posted on F1's YouTube channel takes viewers on a tour of the roads which will be used via tuk-tuk. They did not reach speeds of 335 km/h, though the commentator did take note of the city's notorious traffic.

[Photo and Video via Formula One]


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