Although neither London nor Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone have exactly okayed it, there's a chance that the stadium built for this summer's Olympics may be used for a Grand Prix race stage. The cars would race in and around the stadium, looping through the Olympic park.

First, Formula One's bid must get approval from the London Legacy Development Corporation. But since that organization has only accepted four other bids, the race must be pretty high on their list of possible events.

The bid was placed on Formula One's behalf by a race promoter, but it looks like Ecclestone is waiting until it's more of a sure thing before he throws all of his weight behind it. If it works out, it could be the realization of his occasionally expressed desire to field another British Grand Prix.

If this thing happens, the Olympic Committee should let a Formula One driver drive a car in the torch relay.