Thai Prime Minister Meets with F1 Executives to Discuss Hosting Grand Prix in Bangkok

National —

Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin met with Formula 1 executives in Bologna, Italy, to discuss the possibility of Thailand hosting a Grand Prix race in the future. The meeting took place during Srettha‘s official visit to Italy on May 19th, 2024.

Formula 1 is the world’s most famous motorsport series, with races held in 21 countries across five continents. The 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship season is currently underway from February to December, featuring a total of 24 races.

During the visit, PM Srettha expressed Thailand’s interest in hosting a Formula 1 race with F1 executives. He believed that such an event would bring significant benefits to the country.

The PM also noted he was confident that Thailand would put in an impressive performance because of its manpower, facilities, and the friendliness of the Thai people.

“The Thai government is confident that Thailand will be ready to build the racetrack as soon as possible, in 2027 or at the latest 2028. The major sponsor will likely be PTT PCL (Thailand’s national energy conglomerate), similar to how Petronas was the sponsor when Malaysia hosted the race,” the Prime Minister said.

There was no immediate public response from F1 executives but Prime Minister Thavisin remained confident and optimistic.


Help support The Pattaya News in 2024!

Need medical or travel insurance for your trip to Thailand? We can help!

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.