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Thailand F1 plans hit major speed bump as Bangkok bans car racing

Thailand F1 plans hit major speed bump as Bangkok bans car racing

By Sat, Jun 08, 2013 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Thailand F1 plans hit major speed bump as Bangkok bans car racing

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...

F1 Bangkok Grand Prix plans face growing local opposition

By Mon, Jun 03, 2013 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil steers his car during the first practice session for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit. Pic: AP.

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 approves track route for Formula 1 GP night race

By Mon, Apr 29, 2013 6:35PM UTC Comments Off This is how the track for the rumored Bangkok Formula 1 Grand Prix could look like, according to the Sports Authority of Thailand. The 6km inner-city track passes many iconic Bangkok landmarks such as the Grand Palace and Democracy Monument. (Click to enlarge)

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...

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,...

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