• Icons as raced by Senna, Button and Hill in recent F1 history
• High-speed Formula One track demos at Silverstone Classic
• All tickets must be purchased in advance
Grand Prix cars from all seven decades of Silverstone’s remarkable history will be celebrating the circuit’s landmark 70th anniversary at next month’s Silverstone Classic (20-22 July) with news that a very special Legends of Modern Formula One showcase has been added to the sparkling birthday party bill.
As already confirmed, an evocative parade of ERAs, Maseratis and Talbots from the very first Silverstone International Grand Prix back in 1948 will be joined by thrilling retro races packed with stunning F1 icons from the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties.
Now, completing the anniversary celebrations, Legends of Modern Formula One will feature a great selection of significant F1 cars from the following three decades. These include turbo-, V8- and V10-engined machines as raced in period by world champions such as Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button and Damon Hill.
The all-embracing collection ranges from a Toleman-Hart TG184 dating back to 1984, when a young Senna and Johnny Cecotto were the team’s drivers, to a Ferrari-powered Sauber C30 in which both Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez scored world championship points during the 2011 F1 season. A number of equally impressive Grand Prix cars from BAR, Jordan and Lotus are also included.
This eye-catching gathering will not only be displayed in the National Paddock throughout the three-day festival but will also be revving up for dramatic high-speed track demos on Friday and Saturday, thus giving reminiscing visitors a wonderful chance to see – and emotively hear – these great cars back in action.
“The addition of Legends of Modern Formula One ensures all seven decades of Grand Prix racing are well represented in our celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Silverstone’s very first Grand Prix in 1948,” said a delighted Event Director, Nick Wigley. “In total, we will have close to 100 Grand Prix cars at this year’s Classic – a very fitting tribute to Silverstone’s remarkable 70-year milestone.”
All those keen to experience this incredible tribute to Silverstone’s illustrious history must buy their tickets in advance. Adult admission is priced from just £45 and considerable savings are on offer for both families and those spending the full weekend at Silverstone. Hospitality and camping options are also available. Full details can be found on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.