Formula One is set to organise another major F1 Live event in 2018 after the successful street parade in London which enticed thousands of people in July. The moving circus is believed to head to France in 2018.
F1 teams and drivers descended on London this summer to hold a giant street demonstration of F1 cars. Each driver was present during the event with the exception of Lewis Hamilton who argued that he wanted to pay full concentration on the British Grand Prix.
The F1 Live London event earned huge praise and it was honoured with the title of the Sports Event of the Year.
The demonstration was created to bring Formula 1 closer than ever to its fans. The event saw 100,000 people flock to Trafalgar Square as Formula One's teams and drivers gathered for a spectacular exhibition just days before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The number of spectators was impressive considering the fact that the organisers kept the event a secret, fearing a terror attack.
The event included three headline music acts – Little Mix, Bastille and the Kaiser Chiefs – on a bespoke stage and also a variety of activities of schools.
Now, F1 looks set to move its colossal street run to Marseille, France. The idea originates from France's return to the Formula One calendar after a decade-long absence.
"The mayor has agreed," deputy mayor Jean Roatta said.
"We have not yet met with representatives of FOM, but we are currently working on security issues and the location, which should be around the Mucem (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations).”
"It must happen as it will be very attractive for the city," the deputy mayor added.