Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Bangkok's F1 GP Night Race Track

The course will lead drivers past many iconic landmarks in the old downtown part of Bangkok such as Wat Phra Kaew, Sanam Luang, (to a certain extent) Khao Sarn Road, Democracy Monument and most impressive of all, the Grand Palace.

View Bangkok Grand Prix: Proposed Formula 1 Track in a larger map

Vital Statistics
- Track length 6km/3.7mile
- Track width minimum 9m/29ft, maximum 21m/69ft
- Corners 12 ( 7 right, 5 left)
- Direction clockwise.

Organisers claim that only a small number of residents will be affected by the event but the reality is road improvements in the months leading up to the event and the 3 weeks that are required to set up, run and then dismantle will cause traffic chaos for many in Bangkok.

The final decision on whether or not Bangkok will host the Thailand Grand Prix will be made in October 2014, when the FIA will decide on the 2015 calendar.

Should this inner city plan be fall through, Thai officials still have a plan B for an alternative venue, which will be in the less-central, less accessible and frankly less attractive outskirts of Muang Thong Thani or Chang Wattana.

Red Bull have used local knowledge to come up with a modified car for the Bangkok F1 race.......

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