Major Tyre Producers Promote London Grand Prix
Formula 1 tyre producers, Bridgestone and Michelin, provided the all important tyres for an event promoting the possibility of a London Grand Prix. The companies were part of a convoy that drove into London under Police escort on Monday night.
“Something like this takes a minimum of 18 months’ planning, so you’re most probably talking two years away.” London mayor, Ken Livingstone told the BBC. One suggested race route would “centre on Hyde Park Corner and Park Lane” and would involve cornering that would stretch the F1 tyre compounds to the limit.
Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya lent his support saying: “I’ve raced in a lot of street circuits in America and they test the teams and drivers more. To bring Formula One to people would be a really good thing.”
Former world champion, Nigel Mansell and future hope Jenson Button also supported the proposed London Grand Prix.