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.