The Hanoi Circuit initially featured 22 turns in its effort to replicate the iconic circuits such as Suzuka, Monaco and Nurburgring.
Creating a street circuit isn’t the easiest of efforts as you have existing infrastructure and buildings to weave around. Following an assessment, the final section of the lap has been reconfigured, with a 23rd corner added and the track widened by around 15m.
So where before the final two corners were previously a quick left followed by a much tighter left, the track now winds further to the right before a tight left followed by another more open left.
“In the course of building our new track, and carrying out geographical assessments, we have adjusted Turn 22 and added Turn 23 in consultation with Formula 1 and the FIA,” said Le Ngoc Chi, CEO of the Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation.
So it’s a counter-clockwise circuit? Not a racer but I see 3 places to pass here.
DRS Straight, DRS Straight and DRS Straight? XD That wavy bit on the back looks fun to drive, but should prove impossible for passing.