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Senna, Button, Hill... 100 F1 cars to honour 70 years of Silverstone Grands Prix

2018-07-04 10:51

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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).

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.

Rolling back the years

Now, completing the anniversary celebrations, Legends of Modern Formula 1 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.

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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.

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"The addition of Legends of Modern 1 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.

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"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," said a delighted Event Director, Nick Wigley.

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