The Federation Internationale de l’ Automobile (FIA) gave the first light for building the first Formula One race track in Greece. The race track is planned to be built in Piraeus, Athens, and most particularly in the municipality of Keratsini-Drapetsona.
FIA President, Mr. Jean Todt sent a letter to Mayor of Keratsini-Drapetsona, Mr. Loukas Tzanis, expressing his support towards the initiative of Greek DIELPIS, while the Greek application file is already being examined by the technical services of the Federation.
The Greek application was introduced by Mr. Tzanis and the man behind the whole idea, architect Mr. Thanasis Papatheodorou, while it was filed by ELPA and its President Mr. Vasilis Despotopoulos.
Mr. Todt’s reaction came as an unexpected surprise and characterizes the Greek initiative as a highly important one.
“We are very optimistic and hopeful that all will end well” told Mr. Tzanis Espresso daily. “Building a F1 race track in our region is the best thing that could happen, since it would become a means of development for all of the country.” said the Mayor.
Mr. Tzanis added that Mr. Todt sent another letter to Mr. Despotopoulos asking him to forward the Greek application file to FIA’s head of architecture plans.
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