Circuit plans approved for 2015 Thailand Grand Prix in Bangkok

Night race around city's streets moves a step closer

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 30/04/13 10:38am

  • Share:

A night race around the streets of Bangkok moved a step closer after the government confirmed circuit plans had been approved for a Grand Prix of Thailand in 2015.

F1 on Sky Sports in 2013

Sky Sports F1 is the only place to watch every grand prix live in 2013.

Our dedicated F1 channel will broadcast every race, qualifying and practice session live, along with highlights shows, analysis and even more coverage via the Red Button.

Find out more at sky.com

The 5.995km (3.75 miles) circuit will be based around the Royal Thai Naval Dockyard, with the starting grid on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Floating grandstands have been mooted to ensure fans can be close to the action despite the proximity of the water.

The proposed route would take in tourist attractions such as the Grand Palace, Victory Monument and Temple of Dawn with officials keen to use the race to showcase the city.

"As the starting and finishing point would be on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, we may be able to build the main stands in the river. It would also be convenient for transportation of equipment," governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand Kanokphand Chulakasem told the Bangkok Post.

"Only a small group of residents would be affected by the proposed route."

  • Share:

Most Popular

Features

2015 TV Times

2015 TV Times

Get your diaries to the ready, folks! Here's all the TV Times you need to know for the new 2015 F1 season.

F1 dates for 2015

F1 dates for 2015

Your essential one-stop guide to the driver line-ups, testing and race schedules for next season.

Ask Crofty: Day Four

Ask Crofty: Day Four

After the final day of testing, David Croft chats to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and answers your Tweets.