The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed the town is open to internet hosting a Formulation 1 race sooner or later after the success of the inaugural F1 Dwell London occasion at Trafalgar Sq..
Khan was current on the pre-British Grand Prix present within the centre of London which occurred after the information broke that Silverstone had activated a contract clause to finish its internet hosting deal early, successfully making the 2019 race its final except a brand new deal may be struck.
With hypothesis rising about bringing an F1 race to London, the Mayor Khan says he is ‘completely satisfied to speak and hear’ to new house owners Liberty to know what could possibly be achieved.
“Clearly, if it is the case that talks have damaged down with Silverstone, I am completely satisfied to speak and take heed to F1,” Khan informed Sky Sports activities F1. “There are some hurdles we’ll have to beat.
“I’ve met the brand new management of F1, they are a breath of contemporary air, they’re very thrilling, they have cracking concepts, and in the event that they need to have a dialog with me, I am actually completely satisfied to speak, hear, and work with them to make it occur.
“Let’s wait and see. F1 have solely simply obtained out of the cope with Silverstone. However the actuality is, there are such a lot of F1 followers in London.”
The F1 Dwell London occasion was confirmed to the general public simply over 24 hours earlier than going down as a result of fears of it being a possible terrorist goal, whereas safety was very tight, however the occasion was thought of a hit by each Khan and Liberty which may pave the best way for future occasions.
“Some hurdles we’ll have to beat however there is not any cause in any respect why it may’t be past the wit of us to organise an F1 race in London sooner or later,” he stated. “We’re good at organising occasions safely. I am reassured we are able to make everybody secure in London and we’re going to verify occasions are profitable.
“I am positive F1, working with us, can sooner or later have an F1 race in London. Watch this area.”
Silverstone has hosted the British Grand Prix yearly concurrently since its sharing deal ended with Manufacturers Hatch in 1987. However with Silverstone trying to finish its present contract past 2019, the F1 calendar could possibly be with no British race for the primary time since 1947.