Wolff wants F1 to race in London

Toto Wolff has issued a clear message to British authorities that he would like to see Formula 1 race on the streets of London.

Previously, former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone championed the idea of the sport heading to the British capital, but it never materialised due to bureaucratic complexity and the high cost.

Mercedes boss Wolff tells the Evening Standard newspaper that London should not endanger Silverstone’s place on the annual F1 calendar.

“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,” he said.

“But racing in London would top everything and I hope that the mayor of London and (prime minister) Mr Johnson read this and we get that going.”

Wolff said Formula 1 and London are the perfect combination.

“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,” he said.

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3 thoughts on “Wolff wants F1 to race in London”

  1. How about a race in bonny Scotland rather than 2 races in England??? Spread the wealth as F1 has got tens of thousands of fans here that would not only appreciate the efforts they would love IT! Especially in these uncertain days of travelling or not travelling. So come on FIA, F1, BRDC ,SRDC am whomever else is involved. Make this race happen and show us your power passion and love for putting F1 back on a Scottish track or even a street.

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