London Grand Prix a ‘step closer to reality’

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Jenson Button feels like the dream of having a grand prix in the streets of London may have just taken a step further toward reality this week according to the Telegraph’s Daniel Johnson. The proposed 14-turn circuit was proffered two years ago and had the full support of Formula 1 boss bernie Ecclestone but legal hurdles poured water on the logistics of hosting the race. This week, one of those hurdles may have been removed. Button said:

“the dream has taken a step closer”.

“When I first saw the plans for a London Grand Prix I knew they were ambitious, but fantastic,” Button said.

“The thought of a race through the capital’s streets was only a dream when they initiated the project, but this week’s changes to the law bring the idea a step closer to reality.

“You could create such a unique grand prix through the streets of London – the roads are naturally very wide and long, so straightline speeds would be high, and you could create a real blend of corners.”

The change in law could possibly allow a race to be held on the city streets of London in what the Telegraph described as a, “consultation on closed-road motorsport events on mainland Britain”. If this hurdle has been removed, the London backdrop would be a stunning scene for Formula 1 as well as place them alongside Formula E’s scheduled street race as well.

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