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F1 IN OLYMPIC STADIUM?
With Formula One on its midseason break, where else for the boss to go than the Olympics?
Bernie Ecclestone took a tour of the Olympic Park on Saturday, a month after hosting IOC President Jacques Rogge at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
F1, though, will never be an Olympic sport. "The Olympics are about people rather than mechanics," Ecclestone says..
But what about a grand prix INSIDE London's Olympic Stadium? That's one of four options to make use of the venue long after the cauldron is extinguished.
Intelligent Transport Services, working in conjunction with F1, is one of four bids, including Premier League club West Ham, being considered as a post-Olympics tenant for the east London venue.
Ecclestone does offer some backing for the prospect of a race based around a downsized 60,000-seat stadium. But if a London Grand Prix is to join the British GP at Silverstone on the F1 calendar, Ecclestone would prefer it to feature the capital's iconic sights.
"I'd rather where we originally planned in central London," Ecclestone says.
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