London Grand Prix hopes reignited with new UK legislation

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The possibility of Formula 1 racing around the streets of London has been opened up once again as new legislation is given the green light by British parliament.

Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed yesterday that new laws to allow motor racing on public roads will be introduced before the next election, and spoke to the assembled media at Williams’ headquarters in Oxfordshire.

“I can announce today that we are going to enable more road races for GB motorsport,” Cameron said. “We think this will be really useful to British motorsport: more races, more events, more money coming into the country and more success for this extraordinary industry.”

Although the council concerned is yet to receive any proposal from Bernie Ecclestone for a Formula 1 grand prix, it does give the green light to the proposed Formula E race at Battersea Park, set to take place next June.

However, the big lure is the possibility of an F1 circuit in the very heart of London, incorporating landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Mayor of London Boris Johnson is known to be a fan of the idea, and many F1 drivers have also supported it.

Last year, McLaren and Ferrari sponsor Santander released a promotional video giving an idea of what a race in London might look like. Although there is still a very long way to go for this idea to go ahead, a race around the streets of western Europe’s biggest city would certainly be lucrative and a definite tourist pull.

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

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