F1 to race in Thailand in 2015, says Ecclestone

2015 F1 season

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Bangkok, 2010A new round of the world championship will take place in Thailand from 2015, according to Bernie Ecclestone in the Wall Street Journal.

Thailand is expected to follow the lead of Singapore’s Grand Prix by holding a night race on a street circuit.

Ecclestone said the organisers are keen to hold their race at an earlier date. “They say 2014 and I say 2015,” said Ecclestone of the proposal. “It is serious and it is good.”

The 2014 calendar is already slated to include a new race in Russia in 2014 and a second Grand Prix in the USA.

A Red Bull demonstration run in Bangkok two years ago attracted a crowd of over 100,000.

The soft drink originated in Thailand in the seventies when Chaleo Yoovidhya’s company created an energy drink called Krathing Daeng. Before his death in March he was estimated to be one of the richest men in the world. The planned race is backed by his son Chalerm.

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63 comments on F1 to race in Thailand in 2015, says Ecclestone

  1. So we now have races in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. That makes it three in close proximity.
    Then, it is going to be a night race. The costs of holding a night race are tremendously high, not to mention the environmental damage it causes.
    Another night race on another street circuit. What was a novelty in Singapore is now being taken up elsewhere. Could this be the future of Formula 1?
    A tentative calendar a few years from now(provided ‘2012’ doesn’t strike ‘The Day After Tomorrow’.):
    Round 1. Australia
    Round 2. Malaysia
    Round 3. China
    Round 4. Hong Kong
    Round 5. Bahrain
    Round 6. United States 1
    Round 7. Monaco
    Round 8. Singapore
    Round 9. Japan
    Round 10. Korea
    Round 11. Thailand
    Round 12. India
    Round 13. Abu Dhabi
    Round 14. United States 2
    Round 15. United States 3
    Round 16. Venezuela
    Round 17. Mexico
    Round 18. Argentina
    Round 19. Qatar
    Round 20. Italy

  2. DC (@dujedcv) said on 20th December 2012, 23:13

    Hey people, how about an F1 race on Moon? Or Dakar rally on Mars?? Instead of bringing back French GP, for example (a profitable race).

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