New Vietnamese Track

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by PlatinumZealot » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:04 am

The first corner does look punishing actually.
It has good run-off but you have to almost make a u turn to make it back onto the track.

A big "cul de sac" for the ball sacks!

Or a dead end for the bell-ends!
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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by Juzh » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:53 am

1.5 km straight vs 2.2 km for baku (china 1.2km). It is a bit less, but should be plenty enough, especially since the exit in this case is not a 90 degree corner. Maybe this track can be more than just a single file procession.

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by wesley123 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:16 pm

Bit of a rant, but this is imo what the problem is with the newer circuits.

"Look we have all these cool corners from the circuits that you all love but we don't want to have on the calendar anymore!"

Sorry, but copying other circuits don't make a good circuit.
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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by nevill3 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:23 pm

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by Just_a_fan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:00 pm

A bit of video about the track and a trip "around the circuit". :roll:

I can see the drivers moaning about bumps judging by the way they're getting bounced around in the tuk-tuk... :wink:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8vGfM9BZsU
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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by RZS10 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:41 pm

location in maps https://goo.gl/maps/Y1Z34Kti6962

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they'll have to buy a bunch of warehouses and properties (car dealer, car repair shop, print shop, golf range, and potentially some land to build it)

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by strad » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:46 pm

at least it's better than the first one posted.
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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by dans79 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:54 pm

Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:00 pm
I can see the drivers moaning about bumps judging by the way they're getting bounced around in the tuk-tuk... :wink:
It's a tuk-tuk, its probably got pogo springs for a suspension system!

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by zac510 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:03 pm

tuk-tuk is a Thailand thing, there aren't really tuk-tuks in Vietnam. It's just a truck with seats in the back.

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by yelistener » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:56 am

Judge from the youtube video, that long straight's width should be at least at Baku level. And since that long straight comes after a long left-hander, it's almost another Shanghai straight.

Expect plenty of crazy actions there.

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by NathanOlder » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am

So how many races will be on the 2020 calendar ?
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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by strad » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:49 pm

I predict it will never be built as drawn.
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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by PlatinumZealot » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:04 am

NathanOlder wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:51 am
So how many races will be on the 2020 calendar ?
same as now. So two tracks got to go.
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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by RZS10 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:26 am

Doesn't Hockenheim only have a contract for next year and only because Miami couldn't be done and Merc is acting as sponsor? That might be one of the circuits that will have to go.

Contracts running out in
2019 Hockenheim, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Silverstone
2020 China, Azerbaijan, Brazil
2021 Belgium, Singapore, Japan, COTA
2022 France, Hungary
2023 Australia
2025 Russia
2029 Canada

Bahrain has money
Monaco isn't going anywhere
Austria has Red Bull money
Abu Dhabi has money

None of the races outside Europe will get canned, the England GP might move to some shitty street circuit in London, Hockenheim will get replaced by Miami ... so Spain or Italy might have to make way for this ---....

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Re: New Vietnamese Track

Post by Scorpaguy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:24 am

strad wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:49 pm
I predict it will never be built as drawn.
I will be surprised if it happens at all...I will be more surprised if Miami happens.