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F1 legends set for Silverstone Classic

Published 03 July 2018

Grand Prix cars from all seven decades of Silverstone’s history will be celebrating the circuit’s 70th anniversary this year’s Silverstone Classic (20-22 July).

A parade of ERAs, Maseratis and Talbots from the very first Silverstone International Grand Prix back in 1948 will be joined by retro races packed with stunning F1 icons from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

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-charged, V8 and V10-engined machines as raced in period by world champions Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button and Damon Hill.

Already confirmed is a Toleman-Hart TG184 (pictured below) 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. Grand Prix cars from BAR, Jordan and Lotus are also included in the line-up.

F1 Legends (5)

This eye-catching gathering will be displayed in the National Paddock throughout the three-day festival and will also be revving up for high-speed track demos on Friday and Saturday, giving visitors a chance to see and hear these legends.

‘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 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.’

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Full details can be found at:

Silverstone Classic


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