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Legislation gives green light to London Grand Prix

Jenson Button drives his BAR round Piccadilly Circus in 2004 Getty Images Enlarge The British Government has announced it will legislate to allow councils to host motor racing on public roads, opening the door to an F1 race around the streets of London, the Telegraph has confirmed. Under the new legislation councils will have the power to close highways in order to host events, opening up opportunities for motorbike races and rallies across Britain but also opening up the possibility of the mooted London Grand Prix becoming a reality. Bernie Ecclestone has been a long-time supporter of the plan, which would see a race contested on a circuit passing landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and...
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