Preparation for a possible Thai Grand Prix is now in full swing with local authorities granting permission for the design of the track. The race is scheduled to hold it’s inaugural running in 2015, at the track which is based in Bangkok.
SAT (the Sports Authority of Thailand) met yesterday, Thursday, and finalised plans for the 5.995 kilometre length circuit, which would be based beside the Royal Thai Naval Dockyard in Bangkok. The approved layout for the race will see the cars speed past tourist hot spots such as the the Grand Palace and Victory Monument.
Red Bull’s Mark Webber ran a demo in the city in 2010 – an event which attracted 100,000 people. Since then, Red Bull have been very supportive of the race, a race they hope will be a night time show – like the current Singapore Grand Prix.
The final hurdle for the race is official government permission which should be given in the coming months.