Hungary is looking set to secure its place on the F1 calendar for almost another decade.
Germany’s sport1.de reports that Hungaroring boss Zsolt Gyulay intends to secure a deal with Bernie Ecclestone to extend the race deal from 2016 until 2021.
“I think we have a good chance to be one of the European tracks that stays on the calendar,” he is quoted as saying.
“I have to say though that we need to find the right level of investment, because the track is already very well utilised,” added Gyulay.
Thailand is on target to join the Formula 1 calendar from the 2014 season onwards, officials in the country have stated. The Bangkok Post reports that the Governor of Thailand’s Sports Authority, Kanokphand Chulakasem, met with Bernie Ecclestone during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend and agreed a deal in principal.
Although circuit details and annual hosting fees are yet to be confirmed, the event is set to be hosted on the streets of Bangkok and become the sport’s second night race.
“It will be a city race like that in Singapore and Monaco,” Chulakasem is quoted as saying by the daily newspaper. “It will be a night race like the Singapore Grand Prix.”
Red Bull has previously backed plans for a race in Thailand, with its foundations stemming from the country. Mark Webber completed a demonstration run in the capital city of Bangkok back in 2010, which can be viewed at GPUpdateTV.