“It would be great to have a Grand Prix in the capital city”– Christian Horner asks F1 to include a race in London.
Britain has a staunch history in Formula 1 and most of the teams are also based in its territory, while a significant percentage of current drivers are British by citizenship too.
Hence, Red Bull’s boss Christian Horner finds it reasonable to have a Grand Prix in London too along with Silverstone, as the race has also received political backing from London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
“We’re speaking to Formula 1 and they’re really receptive,” he told the London Evening Standard. “The reality is that the reigning champion of the world is a Brit.”
“Lewis Hamilton is a credit to our nation and the sport, and it would be great to have a Grand Prix in the capital city, to have Silverstone and London on the calendar.”
“I think next year would be too soon but I’ve been really impressed with those at Formula 1 and I’m keen to bring it as soon as possible.”
F1 cars roaring in London streets would be majestic
It is rare when Horner agrees with Toto Wolff, who also wants a Grand Prix in London. Meanwhile, Horner also supported his statement by an F1 event that happened three years ago.
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“We saw from the event in Trafalgar Square a few years ago the appetite for F1 and it showed it is possible to close central London down to hold an event,” he said as per the Evening Standard.
“It would be a fantastic advert for London and great to see and hear GP cars around the streets. As with all these things, it’s never straightforward.
“The most important thing is the desire for it. If the Mayor wants it to happen, if the Government wants it to happen and Formula One wants it to happen, hopefully, there’s enough intent that it’s not unfeasible.”