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...
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,...
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...
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...
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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