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F1 2020 | First Look At The New Hanoi Circuit

Codemasters have released another new on board lap in F1 2020 - this time taking a look at the brand new Vietnamese Grand Prix location that was set to debut this weekend.

The Hanoi Circuit is 5.613km long, features 23 turns and takes inspiration from iconic F1 circuits such as Suzuka, Monaco and Nürburgring. Although a street circuit in nature, the track has been specifically designed to allow ease of overtaking for the Formula One drivers, and features two incredibly long straights followed by significant braking zones to promote passing between the cars. Expected to be one of thefastest circuits in the F1 calendar, Hanoi looks set to offer something a bit different to the traditional new Grand Prix venue.

The Hanoi circuit is the second new venue to form part of the 2020 Formula One season, with the returning and remodelled Zandvoort Grand Prix Circuit also scheduled to make its debut this year - although that return will have to wait until 2021, as the event organisers recently confirmed the Dutch Grand Prix has been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Even if the real deal isn't taking place for another 12 months, both circuits will be available to use within F1 2020 next month, something the studio are delighted to bring to players as part of the latest in a long line of officially franchised racing games.

“We’re always excited to create new experiences for our players. Hanoi Circuit delivers both thrills and challenges, set against the backdrop of the stunning city skyline,” said Lee Mather, F1® Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “Hanoi Circuit is an adrenaline rush with high speeds, long straights and heavy braking zones, but it will punish anyone who doesn’t respect the walled sections.”

“Hanoi Circuit offers a unique city circuit layout with several overtaking possibilities and high-speed corner combinations,” said Dr, Carsten Tilke, Managing Director and Partner at Tilke GmbH & Co. KG. “Codemasters has done a great job recreating Hanoi Circuit, and the track will provide a new challenge for all players.”

F1 2020 is set to release on Friday 10th July 2020 for PS4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. Players who purchase the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition will receive exclusive content and three days early access.

Got questions about the game? Start a new thread at the RaceDepartment F1 2020 sub forum here at RaceDepartment, and let the community help you out!

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Cote Dazur

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May 21, 2013
Tried the new track in VR in AC the other day, might not be the worst track ever, but is pretty bad, except if you are into driving between walls with zero elevations.
I will take a pass on that one with so many amazing tracks available out there.


Sep 29, 2010
All new F1 tracks looks almost identical. Super flat and located on the big cities. Just alike Formula E tracks. If this is best that Formula 1 track designers can bring to us, it’s better stop whole thing. I don’t get any enjoyable feelings when i watch these city races.

Mike nolan 1985

May 13, 2020
Tried the new track in VR in AC the other day, might not be the worst track ever, but is pretty bad, except if you are into driving between walls with zero elevations.
I will take a pass on that one with so many amazing tracks available out there.
i was thinking the same thing there are some definitely interesting sections but looks like a Valencia type circuit. massive breaking zones and no character. would like to see how the racing turns out in real world first before i assign this to the same poor fate.
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Oct 6, 2015
Wow what an exciting track! Beautiful especially the fast part with curves in sequence at 1.35:laugh::laugh:


Apr 13, 2020
Welcome to Motorsports2020, we've got all the cement walls and advertising billboards you could ever ask for, right in the heart of the city.
2-day hotel and accomodations for only a month's salary, race ticket not included
See you at the track!

Koen Verlinde

Sep 12, 2011
yay another semi-urbain asphalt everywhere Tilkedrome. Boring, with literally no reference to the circuits it's "supposed" to honour, cause obviously that's just a marketing gimmick that any racefan with half a brain would already dismiss as that is not what Tilke does anyway.

Beautiful, just what everyone wanted!

Another GP that doesn't have to be watched. Yay, luckily we didn't lose any real circuit over this abomination. Oh wait...


Mar 11, 2011
people who complain about tilke circuits always forget or ignore how limited the playground is he gets to design new f1 circuits on. other designers would have the same struggle.

f1 wanted a plain "street" circuit in hanoi and tilke delivered what they ordered.

Eckhart von Glan

Dec 29, 2006
Also don't think it's a Tilke problem. But, boy, this is one hell of a dreadful track, like Avus in Berlin in the 30s, yikes. Baku is a gluttony of interesting passages compared to this. Sorry for the Vietnamese people, but hope this goes bankrupt within three years. Bring back Istanbul (also designed by Tilke and such a beauty of a track, one of the best ever)!!!


Jan 5, 2016
Sochi 2 if you ask me. Long straights, one with a bend or two. A carousel long corner. Hardly any elevation.

off on

Mar 1, 2014
Bet 90% of those criticizing this track are also the ones not liking Zandvoort for not offering enough overtaking spots.
Honestly it doesn't look bad. I can't judge until we see the real thing, but it could offer some really nice racing


Oct 14, 2008
Another boring track+no fans on Hanoi= another forgotten track like Turkey Gp.
Sorry i know it´s a great hard work to build a circuit, but why no ups and downs like Monaco? or Sepang, Bathurst, Spa, Cadwell...etc this plains circuits don´t like F1 drivers for sure, at least Baku has some ups and downs.
Hanoi is not my favourite track and it never be

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