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2017-07-13 09:54

ICONIC: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel drives into Trafalgar Square from Whitehall, with Big Ben's clocktower in background right. Image: AP / Daniel Hambury

London - With the UK's Silverstone racetrack exercising a break clause in its contract to host the British Grand Prix, a F1 event that saw cars race through the capital's streets revived the prospect of a London race becoming a reality.

Piqued the drivers' interest

F1 boss Chase Carey told Reuters that Liberty Media were interested in bringing F1 to more city-based street races.

British GP: Could London host an F1 street race?

London mayor Sadiq Kahn told Reuters that he would be listen to F1 bosses if they proposed a British street race.

London mayor Sadiq Kahn told Reuters that while there would be hurdles to overcome, he would be "happy to listen" to F1 bosses if they proposed bringing a race to the city.

Meanwhile, Carey expressed frustration with Silverstone's decision to call the race's future into question.

Carey and the drivers were speaking at the F1 Live event in London, which saw classic and modern Formula One cars roar down Whitehall in front of cheering fans.

The 2017 British Grand Prix takes place this weekend.

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