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Volume 6 No. 212
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Eccelstone Prefers London Grand Prix Over Olympic Stadium Race

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone "would rather run a race that zips past Buckingham Palace than one that goes around London's Olympic Stadium," according to Rob Harris of the AP. An F1 Group is one of four bidders "being considered as future tenants for the east London venue after the Games." Ecclestone announced plans for a proposed London Grand Prix in June. Ecclestone said, "I'd rather (have a race) where we originally planned, in central London." But Ecclestone "isn't completely ruling out a race" that would go in and out of the $760M Olympic Stadium and join the existing British Grand Prix at Silverstone on the F1 calendar (AP, 8/4).