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PostSubject: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:37 am

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Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he would consider throwing financial weight behind any attempt to stage a grand prix in London in the future - ahead of a promotional event by sponsor Santander on Thursday evening to unveil its idea for a track around the city.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/100760

This is absolutely fantastic news; it’s been my dream for a Formula One Grand Prix to take place on the streets of London. With this year’s Pirelli tyres, the show would be spectacular. With the close walls, maybe there will be a crash and a Safety Car period? That would be pretty exciting.

I saw the proposed circuit in The Times. The circuit goes by many famous landmarks, and it isn’t as micky-mouse as you may think. There are a few long straights where they would reach over 180 mph.

If this happened at night, this would only spice up the show even further.

This beats the Dullompics any day…

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PostSubject: Re: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:06 am

Say it with me, not going to happen
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PostSubject: Re: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:52 am

I like his dig at the Olympics,

But i really cannot see this happening, if it does i can see the likes of Paris, Sydney, New York etc wanting a race to Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:08 am

To be honest 12 2cv's around a very wet pembrey beats the hell out if the dullympics.
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PostSubject: Re: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:37 am

It has been reviled it is nothing more than a PR stunt anyway with Bernie going along with it.

There is a video here of what the race would be like,


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PostSubject: Re: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:04 am

there's only one place for motorsport in london. crystal palace, great race track.
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PostSubject: Re: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:05 am

You Wot? London Grand prix, Knaaa me old mucker, Your having a butchers if you think that will happen.

Us Cockneys moan about facking everything, Just wait till I get Bernie on the dog and bone
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PostSubject: Re: A London Grand Prix…with Bernie bankrolling it?   Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:55 am

^^^ Laughing

That proposed track from Santander looks brilliant, and it isn’t as compromised as I first thought it might be. There are a few nice straights where the cars would reach high speeds. Strangely for a real street circuit (not a fake one like Valencia), it has quite a few high speed sweepers. Most street circuits have point-and-squirt corners.

I did like one journalist's comment from the Torygraph. Bernie can watch the race for free from his prison. Laughing

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