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Ross Brawn says Greater London could stage Formula One race

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-12-19 22:00:26

Formula One bosses are exploring the possibility of staging a grand prix in Greater London according to Ross Brawn, F1's head of motorsport.

Brawn, F1's has dismissed the possibility of a city-centre race, but believes there is scope for an event on the outskirts of the capital.

"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.

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"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."

Despite the possible interest in a new grand prix in the UK, Brawn insisted that would not necessarily mean the end of Silverstone hosting the British GP.

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Next year's round at the Northamptonshire circuit is due to be the last unless a new agreement is reached but Brawn remains positive about the possibility of it remaining on the calendar along with a possible new addition.

"We'd like to see London complement Silverstone, not replace it," he added.

"We could see ways we could make it work both sides."

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