OLYMPIC STADIUM COULD HOST F1

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has been approached about staging a London Grand Prix in and around the Olympic Stadium.

Ecclestone, who has hopes of staging a grand prix in London, said a company that wants to use the Olympic Stadium after the games has run their idea past him.

Intelligent Transport Solutions Ltd, based in east London, are among five bidders who have put forward plans for the future use of the stadium to the London Legacy Development Corporation.

"This is a firm that happened to be bidding for use of the stadium, not to own it," Ecclestone said.

"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."

The LLDC has also received bids from football clubs West Ham and Leyton Orient, as well as the University of East London, whose bid includes a cricket academy for Essex CCC, and the University College of Football Business, who are an affiliate of Bucks New University.

Posted on 22/06/2012