Silverstone celebrates seven decades of thrills

Riley Riley

The fastest cars on the planet will gather to celebrate Silverstone’s 70th anniversary this month.

Grand prix cars spanning seven decades of racing will take to the track in a thrilling display to mark the race track’s remarkable history.

A parade of ERAs, Maseratis and Talbots from the very first Silverstone International Grand Prix back in 1948 will be joined by exciting retro races packed with stunning F1 icons from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Completing the 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 over the three-day festival, but will also rev up for dramatic high-speed track demos.


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