Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team principal has opened up about his desire to have Formula One race in the streets of British capital, London. The Austrian boss is of the idea that British Grand Prix and Silverstone is okay, but street racing in London “would top Everything”
Talking about the already famous Silverstone and British Grand Prix, Toto conveyed, “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”
Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix! 🏆
A dramatic finish for Mercedes after both their cars' tyres let go.
Max Verstappen finishes second, with the fastest lap, with Charles Leclerc third and Daniel Ricciardo fourth.#SkyF1 | #F1 | #BritishGP 🇬🇧
— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) August 2, 2020
Mercedes, being a team that’s based on Silverstone, Britain and their star driver Lewis Hamilton who’s from the same country as well will like to have this opportunity, as portrayed by their team boss.
Wolff, while speaking on this to Evening Standard, stated “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.”
Adding on, the former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone also tried to have a race in the streets on London. However that remained just as an idea, and did not materialize due to high costing and strict bureaucracy. But, the 49-year-old Boss believes the British Government can actually make this work.
“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”, concluded the Mercedes boss, Toto Wolff.
This time next week… there’ll be no #MonacoGP track action! Because FP1 and FP2 happen on Thursday 👀
(just posting this as a reminder 😜) pic.twitter.com/zPL1OyLhaK
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) May 14, 2021
Mercedes are now the leaders in Constructor’s Championship with 141 points at the end of four races and they have a lead of 30 points over their rivals Red Bull. It’ll be interesting how they go on tracks of Monaco next week and can manage to hold their lead till they go in Britain for British Grand Prix.
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