North Korea have announced that Jeremy Clarkson is to spearhead it’s bid to host a Formula One race in 2016. The Briton made headlines this month when reports of a ‘fracas’ with a BBC producer came out, and ultimately lost him his role as a presenter on Top Gear.
Rumours of North Korea’s hopes to enter a bid have been whispered in the paddock for the last few days, but North Korean leader Kim-Jong-un confirmed their bid this morning in a press conference aired on North Korean TV.
“Well, the cat was let out of the bag a bit, I suppose”, said the 32-year-old. “It’s true that we’re looking at holding an F1 race at the moment.
“I was a big fan of Narain Karthikeyan’s and I really hope he can race in my country. It’d be super cool,” explained the Leader.
“We’ve asked Hermann Tilke to design us a track in the shape of an F1 car, but he said that’d be a bit too exciting. I guess we’ll just take a typical Tilke track, which’ll probably be a bit dull to be honest.
“It’ll be WAY better than South Korea’s though”, Jong-un added.
South Korea hosted a Grand Prix between 2010 and 2012 before it was booted off the calendar due to spiralling ticket sales and poor racing. A planned marina, based on the Monaco and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix settings, was never constructed around the track.
Kim Jong-un says the North Korean track will have a firework display every ten minutes. He also promised that he would request that Hermann Tilke construct a Mario Kart style loop-the-loop in the second sector of the track.
As well as spearheading the Formula One bid, Jeremy Clarkson is to advise Kim Jong-un on dealing with Formula One management and their producers.
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