Despite all my initial misgivings (right through to incredulity and disbelief), it certainly does look as if the Thai Grand Prix will go ahead. The Sports Authority of Thailand is reported as saying that the route for the night race has been approved by foreign experts. The route will run from the Rat Woradit pier, Maha That Road, Na Phra Lan Road, Na Phra That Road, Chakrabongse Road, Phra Sumen Road, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Maha Chai Road and Thai Wang Road. Each lap in this layout is just under 6 km. Underwriters for this project are the government, Singha and Red Bull. The whole shooting match now goes to the Thai government for approval, which will take up to three months.
Other rumors are that Korea will lose its Grand Prix, and Thailand will get its place on the annual calendar.
Watch this space for further information.
Bangkok Grand Prix.