Wolff: Let’s go racing in London

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Toto Wolff has called on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and UK prime minister Boris Johnson to get behind bringing a Formula 1 Grand Prix to London.

The British Grand Prix has been held at Silverstone since 1987, having alternated between the Northamptonshire circuit and Brands Hatch in the past.

The race’s current deal expires in 2024, although F1 managing director Ross Brawn stated in the past that any London race would “complement Silverstone, not replace it”.

Wolff, who has been with Mercedes since 2013, argued that a race in London would be a great way of F1 “showcasing our technology and our innovative capability”.

“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 told the London Evening Standard. “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.

“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.”

F1 owners Liberty Media have expressed interest in a London race as recently as 2018.