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Featured F1: First Lap of Vietnamese Grand Prix Hanoi Circuit

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    The first official footage of the new for 2020 Hanoi Grand Prix Circuit has been revealed by track designers Tilke GmbH.


    Published via Motorsport-Magazin recently, Tilke GmbH have apparently made the move to racing simulations in order to create a virtual version of their future track designs, a move towards helping the now rather famous track design company to better understand the effects of their designs on the racing spectacle prior to the track being built in the real world.

    Now to be honest, Tilke are a little behind the sim racing community, as we've already had a virtual mod version of the track being released some five months ago (link here), and its certainly an interesting exercise to see how the two versions differ.

    So now we finally have an "official" version of the track - what are your thoughts?

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  2. Tom Blackett

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    Looks like a nice track, the turn out the back between the bridges with the red flags and yellow stars looks very scary to me.
     
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  3. bporion

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    meh ...
     
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  4. hablom1977

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    Looks a bit dangerous, hope nobody gets hurt..
     
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  5. Nick Hill

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    What's the over/under on the # of GPs that actually get hosted here? :D

    I put it at 2.5...
     
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  6. Sky

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    sochi with different ethnic hats
     
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  7. dene11

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    First corner will be disaster in the sims :D ...another "close" track, there is no "freedom" in this type of circuits imo. Maybe I am wrong, but missing high speed corners like Parabolica in Monza.
     
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  8. Andrew Harper

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    Really not sure about these far flung races.

    Portimao please, if only once. Portugal deserves a Grand Prix again.
     
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  9. delpinsky

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    The old school tracks... they are long gone :(:cry:
     
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  10. Dethrone1427

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    I'm glad Perez and Ocon won't be sharing the same piece of tarmac round here. Those straights at those speeds they'd make a hell of a mess. Having said that, it is rather meh... except for one section.
     
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  11. Neilski

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    Yes, that left-hander is simply insane. I have to assume they will modify it before the track is run for real...
     
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  12. RasmusP

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    Why exactly do they release an official trailer and use the onboard camera with an AI driver that does weird steering movements all the time?
     
  13. Jordan Dion

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    This track is ugly as hell!
    Please go to ling beach or macau
     
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  14. silhouette106

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    My first thought was 'thats a wall, ok thats a verrry close wall' as i watched it.
     
  15. AyrtJ97

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    Honestly, couldn't watch the whole video. The circuit, for the most part, looks boring as hell, some very loooooooong straights which will only separate the faster cars from the slower ones, no exciting corners apart from that first roundabout... Do we really need this in F1?
    IMHO this ain't making the sport more exciting for the fans, they doing the exact oposite. I, at least, prefer an old "real" circuit rather than these Tilkedromes.
     
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  16. CDwyer

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    I dont like these walled in city courses
     
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  17. Schwarzgruber

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    I can't wait to test this track in F1
     
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  18. JTRaceFan17

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    They are using Assetto Corsa...
     
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  19. JTRaceFan17

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    But the car is entirely wrong. F1 should use the Formula Hybrid 2019 instead of the 2018 to better reflect the current regs
     
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  20. TrumpetReich

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    Looks dreadful. If it's being constructed outside of the city, why do there need to be walls on both sides everywhere? Another track with no unique places, no memorable landmarks or sectors.
     
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