The Mall could see F1 action in future, photo by Oliver Brichez

The Mall could see F1 action in future, photo by Oliver Brichez

It is only an idea so far, put together by Santander, sponsors of races including the British Grand Prix, its an idea Bernie Ecclestone would like to see coming to reality though though and it seems it could become thhe first race to have the Formula One Group pay to have staged rather than having to pay for the race to take place, the Monaco Grand Prix is currently the only circuit to pay no fee.

 

Santander unvield a potential 3.5 mile circuit in central London this Wednesday with grandstands for around 120,000 people and a route that took in Buckingham Palace, The Mall, Embankment and the Houses of Parliament. This follows the news that a company bidding for use of the London Olympic Stadium post 2012 olympics is keen to run a London Grand Prix in and around the stadium.

 

In either case the events are unlikely to debut any time soon and would be unlikely to replace the British Grand Prix at Silverstone but give Britain a second Formula One race. The London Grand Prix has as yet not been given the backing of the government, either national or the Greater London Authority so remains a mooted idea.