Warwick says the battle to save Wimbledon is vital for the sport
Former F1 driver Derek Warwick has lent his support to the campaign to save Wimbledon short oval from demolition.
Planners have granted permission for an 11,000 all-seater stadium on the site where the stock cars run. A group of short oval supporters has launched a campaign to save the venue.
Warwick, who won the stock car world championship at the track in 1973, said he was behind the mission.
Warwick, who is president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, said: “I understand the pressures on real estate developers, but Wimbledon is a vital part of motor racing history. We should be able to protect it or at least make our voices heard because there is now no other venue like this in the UK.
“We used to have some great tracks in the city. It is important that they are there so there is an awareness among the public. This could be the last circuit of this type in the country.”
To sign up, go to change.org/ p/save-wimbledon-stadiumfrom-demolition-save-ovalracing-in-london.