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Mayor of London would Welcome British Grand Prix to the Capital

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London could step in to host the British Grand Prix, according to current Mayor Sadiq Khan - Credit: Dan Mullan/Getty Images for Formula 1

The current Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, believes the capital city could step in to host the British Grand Prix, should the race definitely leave Silverstone.

Speaking at the Formula 1 Live event in London on Wednesday, Khan said that he would be willing to talk to Formula 1 owners Liberty Media about hosting a race in the British capital city, and although he admits that there would still be some hurdles to overcome, he sees no reason why London cannot host the British Grand Prix down the line.

“Clearly, if it’s the case that talks have broken down with Silverstone, I’m happy to talk and listen to F1,” said Khan to Sky Sports News.

“There are some hurdles we’ll have to overcome. I’ve met the new leadership of F1, they’re a breath of fresh air, they’re very exciting, they’ve got cracking ideas, and if they want to have a conversation with me, I’m really happy to talk, listen, and work with them to make it happen.

“Let’s wait and see. F1 have only just got out of the deal with Silverstone. But the reality is, there are so many F1 fans in London.

“Some hurdles we’ll have to overcome, but there’s no reason at all why it can’t be beyond the wit of us to organise an F1 race in London in the future.

“We’re good at organising events safely. I’m reassured we can make everyone safe in London and we’re going to make sure events are successful. I’m sure F1, working with us, can in the future have an F1 race in London. Watch this space.”

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