The organizer of the Thailand Grand Prix has cast doubt upon its future after admitting that the race may not go ahead.
The race is due to take place around the streets of Bangkok, with the layout coming under fire for its lack of creativity or challenge for the drivers. However, it has been supported by Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One continues to extend its boundaries with another race in Asia.
Despite this support, Thailand’s sports minister Somsak Phurisisak has admitted that he is unsure about the race.
“We may have to cancel the proposed grand prix,” he told the Bangkok Post.
Set to debut in 2015, the possible cancellation of the race would ease the pressure on some of the existing countries hosting grands prix. With the calendar currently standing at 19 races, and with Russia and New Jersey poised to join it next season, a race in Thailand may force out two existing grands prix in order to hit the agreed maximum of 20 races in a season.