Ross Brawn suggests London Grand Prix could still be a possibility

first_img Next Reuters LondonMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 09:52 IST Silverstone circuit is yet to sign a contract extension with Formula One beyond 2019 season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormula One could look to London if Silverstone fails to secure a deal for the British GP after this yearRoss Brawn said that F1 was determined to race in Britain and Silverstone was the preferred optionSilverstone hosted the first championship Grand Prix in 1950Formula One could look to London if Silverstone fails to secure a deal for the British Grand Prix after this year, according to the sport’s managing director Ross Brawn.Brawn told reporters that Formula One was determined to race in Britain and Silverstone, which hosted the first championship Grand Prix in 1950, was the preferred option.”We’re differing in our views of what’s reasonable and what’s not,” the Briton said of negotiations.”Not a massive amount apart but it’s frustrating that we can’t find a solution.”Asked about London, which will host a Formula E race next year in the city’s Docklands, Brawn said a race nearby might be possible.”I don’t think its feasible to have a race in the middle of London, unfortunately, because the chaos and impact it would have would be too severe,” he said.”But on the peripheries of London there’s a number of areas that could work. So I think the question’s open. I don’t see that London would necessarily replace the British Grand Prix, it would be the London Grand Prix.”Brands Hatch, south of London, hosted 12 British Grands Prix between 1964 and 1986 as well as the European Grand Prix in 1983 and 1985.”It didn’t seem that strange (then) that we had a race at Brands Hatch one year and Silverstone the next,” said Brawn.He also played down fears that Britain’s impending departure from the European Union could be a threat to the sport.Seven of the 10 teams are based in Britain and Toto Wolff, boss of champions Mercedes, recently said a no-deal Brexit would be “the mother of all messes”.advertisementBrawn was less concerned about the impact.”There will be some bureaucracy that will come with Brexit that will be a bit painful, but apart from that I’m sure we can make lots of arguments for the negatives and positives as well,” he said.”Formula One teams are pretty resourceful and capable and this is not going to stop them racing.”The season starts in Australia on March 17 with following races in Bahrain, China and Azerbaijan in late April before returning to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix in May.Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, although Prime Minister Theresa May has opened up the possibility of a delay.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Ross BrawnFollow Formula One Ross Brawn suggests London Grand Prix could still be a possibilityRoss Brawn said that Formula One was determined to race in Britain and Silverstone, which hosted the first championship Grand Prix in 1950, was the preferred option.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Burnside Drive will have lane closures for widening at various times until Saturday, March 29. Gravelling, signal installation, paving and repaving will take place from Commodore Drive to Exit 3 and from the eastbound ramp from Highway 111 to Burnside Drive for about one kilometre. Traffic control consist of cones, barriers, signs and people. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 -30- Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-0054 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge on Tannery Road in Hantsport will be reduced to one lane for repairs and replacement of the bridge abutments until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-534-5596 KINGS COUNTY: Ira Bill Road The Ira Bill Road in Billtown, Kings Co. is closed because of a culvert failure until Wednesday, April 30. Detour routes are available on Steadman Road, Route 221 and Rockwell Mountain Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Lane Closures On Monday, March 31, there will be alternating lane closures on Highway 103 between Exit 6 (Hubbards) and Exit 7 (East River) to install guard rails. Work will take place daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is scheduled ro be completed Friday, April 18. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers through the work zone, but delays should be expected. Drivers should use extra caution and obey signs and traffic-control people at the site. An alternate route is available on Trunk 3. CONTINUING WORK Local Are Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Lane Reduction on Route 348 Route 348 will be reduced to one lane on Monday, March 31, in the Caledonia area to allow for work at Wallace Bridge. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, April 4. Traffic delays of up to 15 minutes are expected. Drivers should use extra caution and obey signs and traffic-control people at the site. Local Area Office: 902-925-2247 Fax: 902-925-2704 PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge on Route 348 near Pictou Landing is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and is controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signals. A wide-load detour route is marked. Local Area Office: 902-670-1727 Fax: 902-538-8288 PICTOU COUNTY: Six Mile Brook The Six Mile Brook Road in Pictou County is closed at the Morrison culvert south of Graveyard Road until further notice. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs for an alternate route. NEW WORK KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge on Route 201 will have a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice.last_img read more