Thailand is making progress with its plans to hold an inaugural Formula 1 race in 2015 after local authorities approved the layout for the proposed Bangkok track this week.
The Sports Authority of Thailand met on Thursday to discuss the concept, and confirmed that a 3.73-mile circuit would be created near the Royal Thai Naval Dockyard in Bangkok. The circuit would run past several major tourist destinations, including the Grand Palace, the Temple of Dawn and Victory Monument.
Final approval for the track configuration is now set to go to government for sign-off within the next few months.
Thailand has been chasing the race for several years, with Red Bull backing efforts to hold a night race in the country's capital. The event will almost certainly attract a strong crowd, after Mark Webber's demo run through the streets of Bangkok in a Red Bull F1 car back in 2010 (ABOVE) drew some 100,000 spectators.