May 23, 2018

Formula 1 to come to London’s streets

While a Formula 1 Grand Prix in London may be the stuff of dreams for many race car fans, this particular fantasy may be one step closer to becoming a reality if sources are to be believed. Reports have surfaced that suggest the government is holding talks over launching a consultation to make it easier to hold public races on London’s roads. 

Should the plans be approved, university students who study degrees in London could be watching the most acclaimed car race in the world between lectures sooner than anyone might have thought. The plans have already been backed by some of the biggest names in the industry, including British racing driver Jenson Button, who described the idea as “dream” in this Guardian article, and Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

The plans are ambitious and could face much opposition – mainly due to the prospect of road closures in the capital – but if the plans were to be approved, the street track could look “fantastic”.

For a sneak preview of what McLaren sponsors Santander have predicted the race might look like, click here.

Image Credit: David Orban (flickr.com)

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