Iran to build F1 track?

03/05/2015
NEWS STORY

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Masoud Soltanifar, Vice President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, there are plans to build a "Formula 1 circuit" on Qeshm Island, said by some to be the location of the Garden of Eden.

The claim was made during a visit to the island, Soltanifar saying that "Formula 1 has a great future in Iran", based on the fact that many young people have an increasing tendency for driving.

Some time ago it was claimed that a track was to be built in Parand City, 28 miles south of Tehran.

Talking of the latest planned location Soltanifar claimed it "has the potential to become one of the world's most beautiful formula 1 destination".

As European circuits drop from the calendar with alarming frequency, mainly due to their inability to meet increasing sanction fees, which in turn lead to higher price tickets, it will be interesting to see Mr Ecclestone's response to this latest invite from the Middle East.

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Published: 03/05/2015
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