Hamilton and Button to drive at Goodwood

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Both of Britain’s active F1 world champions will appear at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of its celebration of 60 years of Formula 1.

According to the event organisers Jenson Button will drive a 2010-specification MP4-25.

Lewis Hamilton will go up the hill in last year’s MP4-24 with which he won the Hungarian and Singapore Grands Prix.

Two other McLaren champions will be at this year’s Festival – Mika Hakkinen and Emerson Fittipaldi. A McLaren M23 will be driven up the hill by GP2 racer Sam Bird.

Several other current F1 teams will be represented at the Festival. Marc Gene will attend on behalf of Ferrari and Nico H???lkenberg will drive last year’s Williams FW31.

Nick Heidfeld, who holds the record for the fastest time on the hill, will be present for Mercedes. But don’t expect any record-beating feats as fast runs up the hill by F1 cars are generally discouraged on safety grounds.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner will be present and it’s likely the team’s show car will be at the Festival as well.

Other former F1 drivers already confirmed to appear at this year’s Festival are Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss, Richard Attwood, Derek Bell, Nicola Larini, Patrick Tambay and Jochen Mass.

Highlights outside of F1 include an appearance from multiple motorcycling world champion Giacomo Agostini, world rally star Ken Block and NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip.

See the Goodwood Festival of Speed website to buy tickets for this year’s festival.

Goodwood Festival of Speed