Bangkok sticks with FI route

May 23, 2013

BANGKOK, 23 May 2013: Despite heavy criticism that the proposed F1 race circuit on Rajdamnoen Avenue will damages ancient properties and cause noise pollution in Bangkok’s historical district,  Ministry of Tourism and Sports confirms it is sticking to its choice of race venue. Tourism minister, Somsak Phureesrisak, said there was no intention to change the route from Rajdamnoen Avenue. It will be the first option presented to the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, which is the governing body for many auto racing events. “We have agreed with the FIA to host a F1 Grand Prix in 2015 at Rajdamnoen Avenue, so we cannot move it elsewhere.” The minister cited: “We believe the Sports Authority of Thailand will have a good plan to deal with social and environmental impacts.” Late last month, SAT agreed to select a so-called “G Plus” or riverside paddock, north circuit route to host the race.

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