Thailand’s plans for a nighttime Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bangkok in 2015 are in serious doubt after it emerged that Bangkok’s Metropolitan Authority has banned car racing in the area the the race was planned for. We have looked at the Thai government’s plans to host a Grand Prix several times in the past, with a...
Environmental groups and local residents are voicing their disapproval over the Thai government’s ambitious plans for a Formula 1 Grand Prix in the middle of Bangkok under lights, citing various potential impacts on the neighborhood. But are these concerns valid and how far have the plans progressed? We previously followed the government’s plans to host...
Bangkok has inched another step closer to hosting a Formula 1 race in Thailand after the approval of a track route in the old part of the capital. But does the city have the infrastructure to host an event of this size? We have documented Bangkok’s bid to host a round of the FIA Formula...
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,...
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