Thailand Could Be the Next Formula One Host Country

Thailand Could Be the Next Formula One Host Country

Thailand is making efforts to become a host for Formula 1 to boost sports tourism in the country. Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is optimistic that Thailand has the potential to host this race.

He mentioned three potential locations: U-Tapao Airport, Pattaya, and Bangkok. His meeting with Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali in April further strengthened his belief that Thailand is ready to welcome an F1 race.

Prime Minister Srettha expressed his confidence in hosting a Formula 1 race for the first time after visiting U-Tapao Airport in Rayong and Jomtien Beach in Pattaya over the weekend.

U-Tapao Airport is considered suitable for a circuit race with facilities that ensure maximum safety. Meanwhile, Bangkok and Pattaya are considered as locations for city races with exciting routes amidst the vibrant atmosphere of the City of Angels and the beauty of the beaches.

He acknowledged that this event would be a significant challenge but also offers great opportunities to increase Thailand's tourism revenue. Despite the challenges, Prime Minister Srettha believes that F1 will bring significant positive impacts to Thailand's economy. The event is expected to attract many tourists from around the world and enhance Thailand's image as an attractive and dynamic tourist destination.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin stated that Thailand is ready to build a Formula 1 circuit by 2027 or 2028 if selected as an F1 host in Asia.

Thailand is competing with South Korea and Indonesia for a slot in the F1 calendar in Asia. Currently, Singapore is the only country in the region that hosts an F1 race, the Singapore Grand Prix on a street circuit.

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