Formula One Live: F1 Returns To London
On the evening of July 12th, a host of Formula One stars appeared in central London for a spectacular show ahead of the British Grand Prix to mark the return of the famous motorsport to the capital for the first time in more than ten years.
Featuring super-fast cars, live music and interviews, a huge crowd of fans flooded White Hall and the area around Trafalgar Square. Making Formula 1 history, the iconic event represented the first time that all 10 teams have come together outside of a race weekend to put on a public show, with show cars lined up outside the National Gallery before a display through the streets.
While Lewis Hamilton was absent due to a holiday, there were cheers for championship leader Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and British racing legend Damon Hill.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “F1 Live London is a brilliant opportunity to show young people in our city that learning about science and engineering can provide them with fantastic careers, and can be great fun... It will also bring fans of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate a sport they are passionate about and in which Britain is a world leader.”
Meanwhile, Sean Bratches, Managing Director, Commercial Operations at Formula 1, commented: “F1 Live London is the most striking example yet of Formula 1’s evolution this year. We feel there is no better way to celebrate the exciting season we have had so far than to have this landmark event in London on the eve of the British Grand Prix."
He continued: "This is all about giving our fans the opportunity to get closer to the teams, cars, and drivers they love.”
Here at Speakers Corner, we have a range of Formula 1 drivers, pundits and experts on our roster, including Mark Gallagher, renowned motor sporting expert and broadcaster who held vital management roles within major F1 constructors Cosworth, Jordan Grand Prix and Red Bull Racing; Susie Wolff, a former development driver for Williams F1 and now a C4 specialist on the subject; and F1 champion-turned-pundit David Coulthard, who made his debut on the F1 race track in 1994.
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