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The London Grand Prix

by | 7th, July 2004

‘THEY have tried many things over the years to make Formula 1 more exciting.

David Coulthard is pulled over for jumping a red light

They cut the sound whenever Nigel Mansell opened his mouth; they slipped vodka into the drivers’ pre-race drinks; and more recently they have made Michael Schumacher drive with both hands tied behind his back.

But the sport continues to be as dull as, well, watching a series of multi-millionaires parading around in their swish cars.

No longer the Times reports that London has announced a £20m bid to bring Formula 1 racing (as it is still quaintly named) to the streets of the capital.

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone wants to stage a grand prix in the city within four years, suggesting that it would attract two million tourists.

‘Every hotel room would be full and every seat in

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