After a Red Bull demonstration in Bangkok in 2010, momentum has steadily built for Thailan to stage its own F1 race

The proposed circuit layout for the mooted Thai Grand Prix has reportedly been agreed to, according to the event’s organising committee, which is hopeful of getting a night race billing by as early as 2015.

According to a report in the Bangkok Post, the Sports Authority of Thailand has reportedly signed off on a 5.995-kilometre layout around the streets of the Thai capital, Bangkok, which is designed to take in some of the historic city’s most famous landmarks and cause minimal disruption to residents.

The proposed Bangkok circuit layoutA temporary pits and paddock facility would be built at the Royal Thai Naval Dockyard on the Chao Phraya River.

The clockwise circuit winding its way past a host of tourist attractions, including the Grand Palace, Victory Monument and Temple of Dawn.

According to the Sports Authority governor, Kanokphand Chulakasem, the grandstand and general admission capacity could be as high as 150,000 – with the start/finish section featuring a unique design.

“We may be able to build the main stands in the river. It would also be convenient for transportation of equipment,” he is quoted as saying.

Now all that’s needed is an agreement on who will actually bankroll the event.

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