Thailand set to host 2015 race

It looks likely that Thailand will be hosting their first Formula One event in 2015. Although it was believed that Bangkok could host a race in 2014, Bernie Ecclestone told the Wall Street Journal that a Thai Street race will be on the calendar for the 2015 F1 season.

“An F1 race is likely to take place here in early 2015 instead of in 2014 in our initial plan,” Kanokphand Chulakasem, governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, told the Bangkok Post.

It is believed Red Bull, whose co-owner Chalerm Yoovidkya is from Thailand, is involved in the preparations.

“I can say that it is almost 100 per cent certain that Thailand will host an F1 race,” said the energy drink’s representative Michael De Santiesteban, who reportedly met with Ecclestone last month. “With Thailand on the calendar,” he added, “a current race is likely to be removed.”


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