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Thailand expects to host F1 Bangkok Grand Prix in 2015

Published on Dec 21, 2012 3:48 PM
 
German F1 driver and seven times World champion, Michael Schumacher (right), sits next to Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel during the Race of Champions (ROC) Nations Cup Drivers Presentation at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok on Dec 15, 2012. Thailand expects to host a floodlit Formula One Grand Prix in Bangkok in 2015 after plans were pushed back a year, the governor of the national sports authority said on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand expects to host a floodlit Formula One Grand Prix in Bangkok in 2015 after plans were pushed back a year, the governor of the national sports authority said on Friday.

"An F1 race is likely to take place here in early 2015 instead of in 2014 in our initial plan," Kanokphand Chulakasem told the Bangkok Post newspaper.

The 2014 season is due to see two new races, at Sochi in Russia and at a New Jersey street circuit, on a calendar which already has a record 20 rounds, but Thailand would be a novelty for the year after.

Bangkok's Rajamangala stadium recently hosted the annual Race of Champions event with Red Bull's triple world champion Sebastian Vettel teaming up with Michael Schumacher to win the team title for Germany.

 
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