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Ecclestone gives Bangkok Formula 1 GP the green light

Ecclestone gives Bangkok Formula 1 GP the green light

By Wed, Dec 19, 2012 4:23PM UTC 1 Comment Ecclestone gives Bangkok Formula 1 GP the green light

The much-rumored and highly anticipated Thailand Formula 1 Grand Prix has made a big step forward with the championship’s promoter and Formula One Management (FOM) president Bernie Ecclestone giving the project his blessing, according to the Wall Street Journal: Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone revealed that the 2015 Grand Prix calendar will feature a...

Bangkok’s Formula 1 Grand Prix a done deal?

By Fri, Oct 19, 2012 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix Sunday. Pic: AP.

We have been following the attempts by the Sports Authority of Thailand to bring the Formula 1 World Championship to Thailand  in 2014 and even possibly to the streets of the capital Bangkok. From the first concrete declaration to bid for a race in March and the estimated costs in July and motorsports’ exhibition equivalent to All-Star Weekend,...

Thailand: What we missed in September 2012

By Thu, Sep 27, 2012 10:30AM UTC 2 Comments Thailand: What we missed in September 2012

We look back at some news stories that made the headlines in Thailand this month. Rich kids, fast cars, solid impunity: Social injustice on the roadside At the beginning of this month, Central Juvenile and Family Court in Bangkok sentenced an 18-year-old girl to two years in jail for reckless driving, resulting in a crash with...

Thailand: Red Bull heir charged with drunk driving

By Thu, Sep 06, 2012 4:33PM UTC 1 Comment Vorayuth Yoovidhya, a grandson of late Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhaya. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police are pressing drunk driving charges against the Red Bull energy drink heir accused of killing a police officer while speeding in his Ferrari and fleeing the scene. Police say tests taken in the hours after Monday’s crash showed 27-year-old Vorayuth Yoovidhaya’s blood alcohol content was at 0.063, exceeding the legal...

Thailand on track to host Formula 1 GP in 2014?

By Fri, Jun 22, 2012 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Indian Formula One Grand Prix Sunday. Pic: AP.

By Saksith Saiyasombut In March we reported about the early moves for a potential Formula 1 race in Thailand, and the costs and the chances. To recap: The Ministry of Tourism and Sports announced it is campaigning for a Formula 1 Grand Prix of Thailand in 2014, with the backing of corporate heavyweights Red Bull and Singha...

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