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(Telegraph ) The British media revealed that 2012 London Olympic Stadium could be used as a Formula 1 grand prix venue in the future.

Telegraph Sport can reveal that the ambitious plan that could allow one more British Grand Prix of the Formula 1 world championship.

British Grand prix already held in Silverstone and its locked into a long-term contract – to be staged in Stratford is one of four bids accepted for consideration by the London Legacy Development Corporation earlier this year.

The proposal was tabled by a company based in Wanstead, east London, which discussed its plans with Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone before finalizing its bid.

Bernie Ecclestone confirmed that he had been approached and that he had expressed an interest in staging the race if the bid was successful.

“This is a firm that happened to be bidding for use of the stadium, not to own it. They came up with a scheme whereby Formula One would race around the stadium, inside it, outside it. They wanted to make sure I would be interested,” he told Telegraph Sport this week.

Asked if he remained interested in staging a London F1 race, Ecclestone said: “Yeah.”

On Wednesday Telegraph Sport revealed that the bid, tabled by Intelligent Transport Solutions Ltd, was among the shortlist of four bids accepted by the LLDC in March.

According to the formal bid documentation, the bid is listed as being “on behalf of Formula One”, though Ecclestone said on Thursday he “had not put his name to it”.


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