Thailand still hopes for Formula 1 race

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Thailand F1The plan to bring Formula 1 to Thailand has not yet been shelved as concerned parties are still looking for a venue for a possible race in 2015, the Bangkok Post reported. The country’s first ever Formula 1 race was initially proposed to take place in Bangkok but it was hit by a legal barrier which bans auto racing within the inner city.

There were rumours that the plan had been scrapped, but the Sports Authority of Thailand’s (SAT) Kanokphand Chulakseam insisted stakeholders were still “working hard” to bring Formula 1 to Thailand.

Several places have been mentioned as possible venues, including Phuket and Pattaya. Michael de Santiesteban, vice chairman of Formula 1 Grand Prix of Thailand, said a Phuket deal had not yet been made.

“Phuket and Cha-am in Phetchaburi have all been thrown around,” said Santiesteban, who has played a key role in Thailand’s attempts to host a race.

It was reported that Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone had given the green light for Thailand to organise its first race in 2015. However, it is unclear if Thailand is still on the 2015 list after the Bangkok obstacle.

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The plan to bring Formula 1 to Thailand has not yet been shelved as concerned parties are still looking for a venue for a possible race in 2015, the Bangkok Post reported. The country’s first ever Formula 1 race was initially proposed to take place in Bangkok but it was hit by a legal barrier which bans auto racing within the inner city.

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Thailand F1The plan to bring Formula 1 to Thailand has not yet been shelved as concerned parties are still looking for a venue for a possible race in 2015, the Bangkok Post reported. The country’s first ever Formula 1 race was initially proposed to take place in Bangkok but it was hit by a legal barrier which bans auto racing within the inner city.

There were rumours that the plan had been scrapped, but the Sports Authority of Thailand’s (SAT) Kanokphand Chulakseam insisted stakeholders were still “working hard” to bring Formula 1 to Thailand.

Several places have been mentioned as possible venues, including Phuket and Pattaya. Michael de Santiesteban, vice chairman of Formula 1 Grand Prix of Thailand, said a Phuket deal had not yet been made.

“Phuket and Cha-am in Phetchaburi have all been thrown around,” said Santiesteban, who has played a key role in Thailand’s attempts to host a race.

It was reported that Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone had given the green light for Thailand to organise its first race in 2015. However, it is unclear if Thailand is still on the 2015 list after the Bangkok obstacle.

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