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Report: Iran plans to build Formula One circuit

Report: Iran plans to build Formula One circuit image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Mercedes AMG Petronas Facebook page | posted May 06, 2015 15:12

Iran wants to build F1 circuit in Qeshm island

The Iranian government has revealed plans to build a Formula One (F1) circuit on the island of Qeshm, in the southern part of the country.

In a report by Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Iran's Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Masoud Soltanifar, announced plans to construct a racing circuit and build "the world's most beautiful Formula One destination."

Soltanifar also told IRNA that F1 has a "great future in Iran" due to the country's "young people with an increasing tendency for driving."

With this, the Middle East continues to be a popular region for F1 racing. To date, F1 races are being held in other Middle East countries such as Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.

Source: IRNA