The real reasons a London GP is a pipedream

The real reasons a London GP is a pipedream

Silverstone invoking its break clause just before Formula 1 cars took to London's streets inevitably raised new questions over whether the British Grand Prix would ever come to the capital - but do any of the current proposals have a hope of happening?

Plans to host a Formula 1 grand prix on the streets of London have emerged again in recent weeks - and gained traction following Silverstone's decision to trigger the break clause in its British GP contract.

It means under the terms of the current deal, the final F1 race at Silverstone will take place in 2019. Theoretically, that opens the door to a street race project in the British capital finally coming to fruition.

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