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Red Bull raises Thai F1 idea

Red Bull expresses an interest in building a new circuit on Thai shores
The chairman of Red Bull in the UK has backed an idea to create an F1 circuit in Thailand.

Chalerm Yoovidhya insisted that the successful move into F1 with the Red Bull Racing had left the company to evaluate other opportunities – one of which would be a new circuit in Thailand which would help to boost the tourism industry.

"We are serious about having a F1 course constructed in Thailand," he told the Bangkok Post. "Thailand is a beautiful country and a F1 course would surely boost the tourism industry."

Red Bull already backs Thai-British teenager Alex Albert, who represented Thailand in karting, while Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are due to visit Thailand at the end of the season to meet with race fans.

A previous visit was canceled to allow the pair to focus on the race for the 2010 title.



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jasen - Unregistered

October 07, 2010 3:06 PM

I've been to Thailand twice in the last two years. Great country if you ignore the 'entertainment' stuff. I have also driven on their current Bira circuit and I would definitely like to see a new F1 track there! I think they are already building one circuit which will be ready by Jan 2011. But I guess that won't be up to the F1 standards. Yeah a new circuit for F1 and possibly MotoGP would be awesome!

Adrian Muldrew - Unregistered

October 07, 2010 2:48 PM

Long before many of the countries who are represented in Grand Prix racing today, Thailand was represented at that level by the great Prince Bira. Unlike certain contemporary venues, therefore, a Thai GP circuit would be very fitting and in keeping with the sport's history - and it would be marvellous therefore if it could be named in Bira's honour, some small way of compensating for the sad way this great hero's last years unfolded in London bedsits.



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