Thailand Grand Prix organisers aim for 2014 date

BANGKOK, THAILAND - DECEMBER 18: Mark Webber of Australia drives his Red Bull RB6 Formula One car at Rajdamnoen Avenue during a Red Bull Street Kings on December 18, 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was a part of celebration ahead of the Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 83rd birthday. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)Jun.15 (GMM) Thailand is on schedule to secure a round of the 2014 Formula One World Championship, after recently making its intentions clear by successfully bidding to host this year’s end-of-season Race of Champions in December, which will be attended by reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Talks have also been taking place about bringing F1 to Thailand.

“Our discussions with Bernie Ecclestone have gone smoothly. We expect to get rights to host a grand prix from 2014 onwards,” Kanokphand Chulakasem, governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, is quoted by the Phuket News.

Thai daily, The Nation, said 51 per cent Red Bull energy drink owner and co-founder Chalerm Yoovidhya is playing a role in the logistics of the Thai Grand Prix.

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