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Santander envision possible London Grand Prix circuit [video]

The possibility of a London Grand Prix being added to the forulam 1 calendar gathered pace this week when Bernie Ecclestone threw his weight behind it. He even went as far as to say he would help fund the project himself.

Santander have now offered a speculative look at what the circuit could look like with this computer generated video. It shows the track will run by famous landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace that would give the Queen a front row seat to the race. McLaren F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have also thrown their hats into the ring by discussing the potential circuit from a drivers point of view.

However, the enormous cost of hosting such an event is likely to put a damper on fans enthusiasm. Not to mention the fact that Silverstone has a long term contract to host the British Grand Prix and F1 are unlikely to have two British circuits on the calendar.

 

Published Jun 29, 2012 2:50 pm By Clinton Deacon
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sideskraper
Nice idea, but it absolutely will never happen. For many many reasons, but the fact that it would be impossible to make the proposed circuit safe enough to meet FIA standards is one of them.
Jun 30, 2012 12:55 am
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taliz
It's a street circuit, so safety is not as strict as normal. Just look at Monaco for example. Also, if Bernie manages to bribe the right people I'm sure there won't be any problems at all.
Jul 1, 2012 7:49 am
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sideskraper
Monaco is allowed a bit more leeway because it has been on the calendar for so long. Now any new circuit must meet the same safety standards. Regardless if they are purpose built or street circuits.
Jul 1, 2012 11:13 am
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taliz
sideskraper: Just look at the proposed New York street circuit, or the existing Valencia. I'm sure this one in London could be just as "safe". And much safer than Monaco.
Jul 2, 2012 7:40 am
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sideskraper
No it could not. They are street circuits in and only so much as they are public roads for 48 weeks of the year. Those circuits are purpose designed as circuits. This is a completely different proposition.
Jul 2, 2012 8:53 am
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RoadRunner
why not sort out your bank out instead Santander?
Jun 29, 2012 3:33 pm
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hunker7
If this happens, i WILL watch F1. This circuit would be just AWSOME!
Jun 29, 2012 3:30 pm
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