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Wolff asks Sadiq Khan to consider staging a London Grand Prix

Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff has urged the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Prime Minister Boris Johson to consider plans for a Grand Prix in the English capitol.

Toto Wolff the head of the Mercedes Formula 1 team has come out in support of having a race in the city of London and has urged its Mayor, Sadiq Khan, as well as Prime Minister Boris Johson to back his plan of having a race around England's capitol. Wolff who is currently F1's most successful team boss, winning seven constructors championships in a row, says a Grand Prix in London would compliment the exisiting race in Silverstone rather than replacing it. He also stated that with a British driver currently being the face of the sport, a second race around London would entice both enthusiasts and casual fans alike. "I would like that we have a grand prix in Silverstone as this is what the fans love and Silverstone is part of the traditional circuit of races in Formula 1 but racing in London would top everything and I hope that the Mayor of London and (the Prime Minister) Mr Johnson read this and we get that going," Wolff told Standard Sport. "We have the most efficient hybrid engines in the world and the current superstar is a British guy so racing in London showcasing our technology and our innovative capability, let’s go. Let’s go racing in London." With F1 confirming a race in Miami for next season, one wonders how drivers and crew members will feel about an ever extending calendar. That being said a race around the streets of London would appeal to several parties and if an agreement can be made, it would represent a spectacular coup for the sport.

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