Srettha to discuss holding Formula 1 race on Bangkok’s roads


Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will have a talk with Formula One Group over an attempt to organise F1 racing on Bangkok’s roads.

According to local reports, Srettha will meet with Stefano Domenicali, chief executive of the Formula One Group, at Government House on Monday to discuss the possibility of hosting F1 racing in the Thai capital.

Speaking to the newspaper Thansettakij, government spokesman Chai Watcharong said Formula One Group has expressed interest in bringing the F1 racing event to Thailand, adding that the race would either be on a racetrack or public roads.

“Basically, if F1 is going to be held in Thailand, we want it to be held on the roads – if possible, on Ratchadamnoen around Rattanakosin Island. We are currently working on the matter,” he said.

Chai also said that the beauty of Rattanakosin Island would be presented globally while the event is held, and this is in line with Srettha’s “Ignite Thailand Tourism” vision.


It is hoped that the racing competition would take place at the end of this year, he added.

Earlier, the ruling Pheu Thai Party posted on X that Srettha had an online meeting with Domenicali during his trip to France and that Formula One’s organiser views Thailand as a good place to hold the competition,

The PM is confident that if the event is held, there will be a large number of tourists coming to Thailand, the party said.