F1 2020: Vietnam Hanoi Circuit First Look

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Leggacy

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    What a boring track, I’ve never liked street tracks though, apart from Monaco. Too many long straights, looks like another Valencia
     
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    I think, the racing might be quite good there, just like in Baku. But man, this country has no history in motorsport and city tracks in general don't have the same appeal to me as real race tracks. They often look boring (apart from Singapore which looks awesome).
     
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  4. HammyMansell

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    Another boring, featureless, modern Tilke track.....Long straights, with slow corners at the end of them, whilst being surrounded by concrete walls......

    The racing equivalent of valium!
     
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    A lot of room to cut corners.
     
  6. evldave333

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    Very little run off areas and no contours kinda bland, looks like there are couple of areas for overtakes so not as bad as monaco but it lacks the character of other street circuits...
     
  7. venancio

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    looks and feels boring, i'm not a fan of those "flat" tracks. F1 should hire the folks responsible for the tracks that we have in gran turismo.
     
  8. MikeV27

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    Reminds me of Sochi. I enjoy driving on that track in the game though.
     
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  9. CTznOfTime

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    at this point, we should call him Dr. Snoozzzzze.....

    Never liked the idea of F1 going to Vietnam...
     
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  10. Cote Dazur

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    Will compete very well for a top spot on the worst ever racing track list. A real disgrace.
     
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  11. Sam714

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    The new Grand Prix track in the Algarve has elevation and is great to drive it even had an F1 test there. Its also near the tourist area of the alargave and algarve airport so its an ideal race venue. But due to money it's being totally overlooked by F1. They choose Hanoi as they think it will generate more cash in Asia, having lived in Hanoi there is no good area for a great track and the poeple are only talking about F1 because the track is being dumped right into the city in their faces.
     
  12. mwoodski

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    Can't get a history started without an inuagural event.
     
  13. gigio79

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    I don't like much this track, too long, boring, don't give good feeling to the driver.
     
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  14. EngieDiesel

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    Turns 15-19 are what really throw things off. The entry to this section isn't that great and you can lose a lot of time if you're not lined up just right, since it's wholly dependent on being able to take the 16-18 section straight on instead of moving away from the wall that sticks out on the right hand side, it feels very cramped and unnatural. Pretty much every time trial session I've done, this is where I end up losing so much time and it's extremely difficult to gauge it correctly.

    I'm also not a fan of the pit road entry, I get that there are only limited options for how that could be arranged but I feel like it could have been done a little more elegantly. As it is, it's like Canada's pit entry but much more squashed up and easier to cause an incident at.

    It's far from the worst track (at least this one isn't built in a casino parking lot), but I'd be surprised if it lasted more than three or four years on the calendar.
     
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  15. MikeV27

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    This is one of the worst tracks for me, I put it right up there with Yas Marina.
     
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  16. Adam Barber

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    I hate this track with a passion, zero flow to the circuit, completely flat and very few overtaking opportunities. Don't get me started on the last sector, makes Sochi look like spa in comparison.
     
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