Last week, US secretary of state, John Kerry, extended his stay in Switzerland as talks continue to reach agreement with Iran over their nuclear programme. A deal to curb the scope of Iran’s nuclear ambitions is believed to be inching close and in return there could be relief on current international sanctions.
Co-incidentally, the Iranian Vice President and Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Masoud Soltanifar, now claims that Iran is planning to build a Formula 1 circuit.
“Formula 1 has a great future in Iran”, said Masoud. His rationale is based upon the fact that there are now many young people in Iran who are now driving more and more frequently.
Qeshm Island is to be the location for the planned circuit. Soltanifar claimed it “has the potential to become one of the world’s most beautiful formula 1 destination”.
FOM sell Formula One to potential host countries as a means for developing tourism and raising their nations international profile.
Qeshm is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, it is not at present a tourist destination central, though it’s rocky coastline and spectacular mountainous interior could see the expansion of the small coastal villages to accommodate tourism. Qeshm is also a duty free zone.