Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14
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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has wanted to stage a grand prix in central London for years and McLaren's British drivers and former world champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have helped design a track. But it's nothing more than hypothetical for now. The project is yet to move beyond just an idea and has no official backing from the city, but the F1 chief executive said on Thursday a street race around London's iconic sights would still be ''magnificent.'' ''The idea of an F1 street race in London is something I have had for many years,'' Ecclestone said. A hypothetical route taking in landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and London Eye was unveiled in a four-minute promotional video in the British capital. The proposed route would also have a start-finish line on the Mall and cars would race through Parliament Square. ''A couple of years ago we came very close to an agreement with the City of Westminster and the mayor's offic...
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