June 20 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, July 22, 2012
WilliamsF1 team principal Sir Frank Williams has given his backing to a prospective London Grand Prix as two proposed venues have been made.
Formula One are going head-to-head with West Ham and Leyton Orient to use the site of the Olympic Park and there have also been plans for a race around the centre of the capital, taking in Buckingham Palace and other landmarks.
Sir Frank would love to see a race around London happen at some stage, adding that it would be cheap for his and other British based teams.
“There has been talk of a London Grand Prix recently and I support it wholeheartedly,” he said in his F1 Racing column.
“It would be good for business and a huge success. The proposed track would take in some of the city’s best landmarks, which would provide a fabulous backdrop.
“It would be nice and cheap for the British based teams too.”
Neither Williams driver, Pastor Maldonado or Bruno Senna, scored a point in the German Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso triumphed but the Venezuelan was a winner at the Spanish Grand Prix in May.