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F1 does not consider London race: sources


Formula One is not in talks about a street race in London despite plans for a track in the east of the city being drawn up, ESPN understands.

Reports circulated this week of new plans for a race in the Docklands area, which currently hosts a Formula E event, put forward by environmental experts LDN Collective and consultancy DAR.

The offer aims to use a planned redevelopment of the area to make the race a reality.

According to The Times and several other publications, the £250m plan would include floating grandstands, while the first floor of the ExCeL Center would be used as a pit-lane.

Sources told ESPN these plans have not been discussed with F1, which does not believe the proposed area is the right location to host a city race; a race anywhere in London at this stage still seems implausible.

The Northamptonshire circuit, Silverstone, current venue for the British Grand Prix, is one of the most popular on the current calendar.

F1 boss Stefano Domenicali often takes a hands-on approach with new venues, last year he visited South Africa’s Kyalami circuit.

Given the current rise in popularity of F1, there has been a lot of interest from potential venues about hosting a race in the future.

This year’s F1 calendar was due to feature a record 24 races, but the cancellation of April’s Chinese Grand Prix and the decision not to replace it with another race means there will be 23.

Taking place around the city’s famous strip, the new Las Vegas Grand Prix is ​​a prominent spot on this year’s calendar.

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