A business group are looking to stage a race around the streets of the capital with Silverstone set to end their hosting of the British Grand Prix
A BUSINESS consortium say they are forming plans to take Formula One to London – just days after a hugely successful show run in Trafalgar Square.
Over 100,000 fans attended the free event in the capital for an eight-hour show on Wednesday where most current F1 drivers attended.
The demonstration, that cost £4.5million to stage, also boasted gigs from the Kaiser Chefs and Little Mix.
The London event came a day after Silverstone’s owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, announced that they would not host the British GP after 2019 due to increased costs.
However, the newly-formed London GP say they are encouraged by London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, who said this week: “I’m sure F1, working with us, can in the future have a race in London.”
A vague statement on behalf of London GP said: “The founders of London GP have been developing plans to host a Formula One race on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for over 12 months.
“The Park has all the supporting transport infrastructure required to manage a major sporting event such as Formula One.
“Recent coverage in the media highlights the significant interest that such an event would bring to London.
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“The latest statements by the Mayor of London supporting such an event are extremely good news for all Formula One fans and this project.
“London GP has held talks with all major stakeholders; these talks continue.
“As with all commercial ventures, London GP wishes to hold these discussions in private and will make a formal statement in due course.
“The founders of London GP are extremely excited about this opportunity which provides a fantastic platform to promote Formula One to a new audience and London GP will make further statements when appropriate.”
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