London Is Getting A New Formula 1 Street Circuit

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This should be fun.

Americans are embracing Formula One like never before, as is evident by the record turnout for the US Grand Prix. The Netflix series Drive to Survive has played a big role in this renaissance of the sport in America, but the plain truth is that the sport is simply entertaining. We recently reported that next year there will be two US races, with the new race taking place in Miami. The F1 bigwigs have now announced that another new race will soon be introduced to the calendar, and it's going to be a goodie: F1 is coming to the streets of London. The new race has received the full support of London Mayor Sadiq Khan and will be funded by US investment firm 777 Partners. The new circuit and sports complex will be built in the borough of Newham by the Royal Docks.

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The new circuit promises to revive a part of the east end of London that has fallen on hard times in recent years and will compete with the new Miami race for viewership in 2022, although official dates are yet to be announced.

"We are hopeful that it is coming," said the founder of 777 Partners, Josh Wander. "We are hugely excited about it. There will be an electric atmosphere as the greatest athletes in the world, along with an international fanbase and the world's largest companies as sponsors, descend on the Docks for race weekend."

Brits love F1, and another British race will only make the sport even more attractive to them. For the rest of us, a street race is always entertaining, wherever it may be held.

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Britain is currently host to the British Grand Prix held at the Silverstone international circuit and has hosted an F1 event every year since the championship was established in 1950. F1 organizers have promised that the new event will not impact the Silverstone race and will be appropriately spaced out. Details of the new venue and exact details on the track layout are not yet available to the public, but organizers are promising big things.

"We will build a world-class sports and entertainment complex that can serve the community year-round and revitalize the surrounding areas," says Wander. "It is the type of thing you really can't quantify until it actually happens, but the impact is dramatic." We can't wait to see an Aston Martin Vantage safety car running along England's most famous river.

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Source Credits: Mirror

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