It has been revealed that Formula One officials are not discussing the possibility of a London street race, despite reports of a proposed track in the east of the city. According to sources, built environmental experts LDN Collective and consultancy firm DAR have developed plans to utilise the planned redevelopment of the Docklands area in order to host a race. However, despite reports of a £250 million plan, complete with floating grandstands and utilisation of the ExCeL Centre, F1 officials are yet to discuss the idea.
Despite the reports, a race in London is still thought to be an unlikely possibility, with the Northamptonshire circuit Silverstone remaining the most popular venue for the British Grand Prix. With F1’s recent surge in popularity, it has been suggested that there is significant interest from potential venues for future events.
While the 2021 F1 calendar was originally set to feature a record 24 races, the cancellation of the Chinese Grand Prix in April means there will now be just 23 races this year. However, the new Las Vegas Grand Prix is expected to be a standout event on this year’s schedule, held on the city’s famous strip. Despite this, F1 officials have made no references to the possibility of a London street race.