Could F1 go for gold at the Olympics?

Jul.31 (GMM) Might motor racing be a candidate for the Olympic Games? reports that long-time FIA official Lars Osterlind could be the mastermind of a push for grand prix gold.

Crucially, F1’s governing body became fully recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 2013, after FIA president Jean Todt initiated the process in 2010.

The German report claims the cars likely to be considered for the Olympics are the ‘green’ Formula E machines, but each country’s leading F1 stars would surely be considered for the actual driving.

“I would immediately take part in the Olympic Games,” said 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. “And I think everyone else would think the same.”

The Canadian added that he thinks the Olympic plan for motor racing is “not unrealistic, because who would have thought 30 years ago that tennis would be on the Olympic programme with the world’s best players?”

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