Fomula one: Iran planning to build R85 million circuit

2011-09-09 00:00

IRAN has emerged as an unlikely and latest prospective destination for Formula One racing.

The Mehr news agency said officials have decided to build a circuit 35 km south of the capital Tehran, with Apex Circuit Design assigned the contract.

Apex’s Martin Baerschmidt told Mehr they will follow F1 rules and procedures in terms of building the track.

“Planning and construction would follow all F1 standards. We were really surprised after seeing the landscape,” he said.

The circuit will be inaugurated within six months and will cost $85 million (R608 million). — Sport24.

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