Updated: 18/07/2012 11:50 | By pa.press.net

London GP is no joke - Ecclestone



A London GP is "100% completely no joke", says Bernie Ecclestone.

A London GP is "100% completely no joke", says Bernie Ecclestone.

Bernie Ecclestone has reiterated his desire to see a grand prix in London, saying: "It is no joke."

Plans for a race on a 5.1km circuit taking in sights including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square were unveiled last month. The event was seen by many as nothing more than a publicity stunt for sponsors Santander, but Formula One supremo Ecclestone insists he is pressing ahead with the idea of a London Grand Prix in some form.

"We are getting on with it," he told the Guardian. "It is no joke, 100% completely no joke."

Ecclestone also suggested the sport could help to fund the race should it happen.

"With the way things are, maybe we would front it and put the money up for it," he said.

"If we got the okay and everything was fine, I think we could do that."

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8Comments
13/07/2012 14:52
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I can just see it. All sitting on the grid, covered in parking tickets and wheel clamps.

13/07/2012 09:48
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how good would this be come on bernie get your dosh out and make it happen!!!!!!

 

12/07/2012 17:00
13/07/2012 10:15
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The road surface is diabolical in that area, the cars will suffer from loss of downforce, tyres will be cold and the reality is that this can only be an exhibition race due to the many restrictions that the london roads have
15/07/2012 19:00
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London GP would be a great addition and show that this country has more then silverstone..
12/07/2012 22:32
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If this race closes down the roads I have paid tax to use I want compensation. Londoners will have had to put up with the olympics and then they get Eccleston driving his stinking cars up and down the streets. If any cars crash into my gate, some bugger's going to get a clout. 
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