Trafalgar Square to host F1 Live for British GP

Formula 1 has taken a big step in getting its fan closer to the Motorsport as they announced F1 Live to take place in the heart of London on July 12 ahead of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone.

The event will be formed of two parts – an F1 Schools and Innovation Showcase from 12pm to 4pm and the F1 Live London Show and Parade from 5.30pm to 9pm.

Popular football presenter on BT Sport and former F1 presenter Jake Humphrey will host the event which will have the live broadcast on F1 website and YouTube alongside Sky Sports F1.

F1 Live is returning to London since the first of its kind happening at Regent Street in 2004, and will have a range of stars and legends of the sport with some celebrity guests along with some famous unrevealed music shows at the venue.

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Highlights from F1 Live 2004 at Regent Street. Photo: Autocar

This event is being supported by the Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London.

Sadiq Khan told the Formula 1 website: “F1 Live London is a brilliant opportunity to show young people in our city that learning about science and engineering can provide them with fantastic careers, and can be great fun. It will also bring fans of all ages and backgrounds together to celebrate a sport they are passionate about and in which Britain is a world leader.”

The show is staged in London to ‘celebrate a new era, focused on bringing fans closer to the world’s most exhilarating sport’ and is the biggest show hosted in Trafalgar Square in its history.

Show cars will be lined up outside the National Gallery while there will be cars running from Whitehall to Trafalgar Square and back again, in the City of Westminster, Central London.

Drivers of all the teams will be present except Mercedes AMG’s Brit Lewis Hamilton who is on a two-day break of the British GP.

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Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG won’t be present. Photo: Sky Sports

Besides everything, this will be the first time all the 10 teams have come together outside of a race weekend to put on a show for the public.

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