Wednesday, 19 december 2018, 11:52 , by Matthew Scott
The prospect of a street race through the British capital London has been raised once again, with Ross Brawn suggesting a plan to make the race happen, while the city's mayor has expressed an interest in welcoming the pinnacle of motorsport.
A London race has been mooted for many years, with former F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone having looked into its potential for many years.
He recently suggested that a deal would be impossible to complete owing to the logistical issues to overcome.
However, Brawn has suggested that Liberty Media could find a workaround to make the race happen.
"I think because F1 is a week-long activity minimum, the disruption it would cause in the centre of London would be unacceptable," Brawn told the London Evening Standard.
"I don't think Londoners really need to worry about us taking over the centre of London for a week.
"But there are things on the periphery that are being explored - not slap-bang in the centre of London but Greater London.
"London is an iconic city with a massive history in the sport and there's huge enthusiasm here."
The plans would likely have backing from London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has previously spoken of his desire to bring NFL's Super Bowl to the city.
"London is always open to hosting the world's biggest and best sport events – from the final of UEFA Euro 2020 to the NFL, and the Cricket World Cup to Major League Baseball.
"The Mayor believes that it should be possible to organise a race in London in the future and has asked his team to explore options with F1."