Bernie backs Olympic Park plan
Formula One head honcho Bernie Ecclestone believes that an F1 race held at London's Olympic Park would be a huge success.
The Olympic Park is currently playing host to the 2012 Olympics and a bid is being considered by the London Legacy Development Corporation for motor racing to take place at the park.
Ecclestone was at the venue on Saturday and admitted that he liked the possibility of a race taking place there.
"It's surprising how many people have come out, it's good. I'm sure we'd get big crowds," he told Reuters of whether the venue would suit an F1 race.
"It depends on the circuit, at the moment we are just looking at that. Somebody is looking about going into the centre of the arena and out again, so whether that is going happen or not, we'll have a look and see.
"We looked before about something more in central London, so we'll see what happens. Let's get this out the way, and then we'll have a look at it," he added.
The motor racing bid was one of four bids submitted to the London Legacy Development Corporation, with West Ham United favourited to become the new tenants with Leyton Orient Football Club also in the running.