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XCar takes a ride around London street circuit

Wed, 26 Jun 2013

One year ago, in the run up to the Formula One British Grand Prix, Spanish bank Santander unveiled a video concept for a London street circuit that they suggested could host the race. The GP currently takes place at Silverstone Circuit. F1 head honcho Bernie Ecclestone said he loves the idea of holding it on the streets of the swinging city.

"With the way things are, maybe we would front it and put the money up for it,” said Ecclestone. “If we got the OK and everything was fine, I think we could do that. Think what it would do for tourism. It would be fantastic, good for London, good for England -- a lot better than the Olympics."

In the weeks leading up to this year's British Grand Prix, still being run at Silverstone, the boys from XCar took to the streets of London in a Caterham to see what it would be like to actually drive the proposed track. Not surprisingly, they decided that, yes, it would be fun.

Check out the video and then take a read of British Grand Prix fast facts to learn more about this weekend's event.

By Jake Lingeman