Over 50 Formula 1 cars have been confirmed for the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of their celebration of 60 years of the world championship.
Among the drivers taking the cars up Goodwood hill throughout the course of today, tomorrow and Sunday are Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen, Karun Chandhok, Bruno Senna, Marc Gene and Nick Heidfeld.
See below for a complete guide to the F1 cars and stars at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a massive celebration of motor racing which takes place at Goodwood House in Sussex every summer. A collection of great motor racing cars and bikes from the past and present are displayed and many of them are driven up the hillclimb course.
A small number do so against the clock, although the competitive element of the event has been toned down in recent years to allow spectators to stay close to the action.
Have a look at my top 40 pictures from the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 to see what was on show at last year’s Festival.
Here’s a guide to the F1 cars currently set to feature in this year’s Festival. Any late changes to the entry list will be posted here before the Festival opens.
Tipo 159 ‘Alfetta’ (1951)
Alfa Romeo’s centenary is being marked at the festival. An example of the car which won the first world championship in the hands of Giuseppe Farina – the 159 – will be demonstrated.
A car from Alfa’s less successful return to F1 will also appear. The 182 may have still used a V12 engine when more of their rivals were switching to turbo power, but Andrea de Cesaris managed to take the team’s final pole position with it at Long Beach in 1982.
The car which Michael Schumacher won his first Grand Prix with will be the most up-to-date F1 car to attempt a timed run up the hill.
A pair of Brabhams from the team’s heyday. These cars took Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme to the 1966 and 1967 world championships respectively.
BGP 001 (2009)
With Jenson Button having jumped ship to McLaren it falls to Nico Rosberg and Nick Heidfeld to drive the car Button won the championship in last year.
Hopefully it will be in its original Brawn GP colours, unlike the example which was used for Mercedes’ livery launch earlier this year. The car is painted in the colours of this year’s Mercedes (top picture).
Type 25 (1957)
Graham Hill’s 1962 title-winning P578 is one of two BRMs being driven up the hill.
T53 ‘lowline’ (1960)
Another of Jack Brahmam’s title-winning cars, this is the Cooper he won his second world championship with in 1960.
246 Dino (1959)
The headline-grabber here is surely John Surtees being reunited with his championship-winning car from 1964.
Another former Ferrari driver, Patrick Tambay, will drive a 246, the car Mike Hawthorn won the world championship with in 1958.
The appearance of the 312/B3 will delight lovers of F1′s obscure cars. This is the un-raced ‘Spazzaneve’ version of the 312 with its distinctive and, frankly, downright ugly ‘snowplough’ front nose.
Marc Gene will bring things up-to-date with Ferrari’s F60, which won a single race last year in the hands of Kimi Räikkönen.
The last Jordan to win a Grand Prix, Giancarlo Fisichella scoring his maiden victory in 2003 at Interlagos in the EJ13.
Won the first two races of 1979 in the hands of Jacques Laffite.
A bumper crop of Lotuses including the first and last examples from the original team. They bookend some terrific cars – plus one fascinating oddity – and the new team’s current machine will also be present.
Lotus recorded their first win with the 18 at Monaco in 1960, the Climax-powered car being driven by Stirling Moss.
The 33 gave Jim Clark one championship in 1965 and he would have won it in 1964 as well had the car not broken down so often.
The 49, 72 (in its final, ‘E’, configuration) and 79 were cars which pushed the technological boundaries of F1 and enjoyed multiple Grand Prix and championship victories. Emerson Fittipaldi will be reunited with the 72E which he drove in 1973.
But the 56B, with its Pratt & Whitney turbine engine, was a great leap in the wrong direction. You can read more about that car here: Banned! Gas turbine engines.
After the death of Colin Chapman in 1982 the team fell into decline. Nigel Mansell should have won the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix with the Renault turbo-powered 95T.
The 101 and 109 show the old team in its death throes – particularly the 1989 car, which Nelson Piquet and Satoru Nakajima failed to qualify at Spa that year.
250F V12 (1957)
Another of the grand old names of the sport. The 250F is arguably the first great car of the world championship. Juan Manuel Fangio won a championship in one, and Stirling Moss made his name in a 250F.
Examples of them accounted for up to three-quarters of the grid at some races in the fifties.
Jackie Stewart won his first world championship in this car, run by Ken Tyrrell. He’s not currently down to drive it, but don’t be surprised if he does.
Last year Lewis Hamilton missed out on a chance to drive the 1988 MP4-4 – which his hero Ayrton Senna won his first world championship in – as the car’s gearbox broke while Bruno Senna was driving it on Saturday at Goodwood. Sadly it seems he won’t be driving it this year either as it is currently listed as a static display only.
Hamilton and team mate Jenson Button will get to drive another championship-winning turbo-powered McLaren – the MP4-2C which took Alain Prost to his second title in 1986.
The pair will also drive Hamilton’s championship-winning car from 2008.
Bruno Senna, meanwhile, will drive the car his uncle won his final races with in 1993 – including that remarkable triumph in the Donington drizzle.
GP2 front runner Sam Bird will sample an M23, model which started 80 races in the 1970s, delivering championship titles for Emerson Fittipaldi and James Hunt.
Read more: Hamilton and Button to drive Prost’s McLaren
Juan Manuel Fangio won the championship in 1954 and 1955 driving a W196. Mika Hakkinen, who also won two world championships with Mercedes power, will drive this car, as will Goodwood hillclimb record-holder Nick Heidfeld.
The only Porsche to win a round of the world championship will be present. Dan Gurney won the 1962 French Grand Prix with this car.
Mark Webber shares driving duties in the Red Bull demo car with Jean-Eric Vergne, Red Bull’s latest development driver who is presently leading the British Formula Three Championship.
Star designer Adrian Newey will sample one of his most recent creations, driving the RB5 which won six races last year.
The car Ayrton Senna made his F1 debut in will be on the hill – see here for some early pictures of this unmistakeably eighties creation.
The sublime and the ridiculous from Tyrrell: Jackie Stewart won his final world championship in a 006 in 1973. Three years later the team produced (and won one race with) the bizarre six-wheeled P34.
Read more: Banned! Six-wheelers
The first winners of the constructors’ championship in 1958, though the team wound up after the death of driver Stuart Lewis-Evans in the final race at Morocco that year.
Karun Chandhok will drive a Cosworth-powered car that’s quite different to the one he’s used to. The 1982 Williams FW08 was the last normally-aspirated car to win the world championship before the turbo brigade took over.
An array of other championship-winning cars from Williams will be on display including the 1987 Honda-powered FW11B, the ultra-high-tech FW15C of 1993 and another dominant Renault-powered Williams, the 1996 FW18.
Sam Bird will drive this year’s car on the hill.
Other cars of interest
There’s far more than just F1 cars and drivers to keep visitors entertained. Here’s a selection of some other Goodwood Festival highlights with an F1 flavour.
Jackie Stewart will drive the Lotus which Jim Clark used to win the 1965 Indianapolis 500.
McLaren will demonstrate their first road car since the F1 in public for the first time. Ferrari and Lotus will also have cars from their road range on show, as will Mercedes who will run the SLS AMG which serves as F1′s safety car.
Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid
The Porsche featuring a hybrid power train supplier by Williams Hybrid Power was driven around the Nurburgring Nordschleife by Nico Hülkenberg earlier this year.
Mercedes 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’
Mika Hakkinen, Jackie Stewart and Jochen Mass will be among the drivers to sample this rare, road legal version of the 300 SLR. It was produced for Mercedes designer Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who created, among others, the W196.
Stirling Moss, Damon Hill, Christian Horner and Murray Walker are among those expected to attend.
You can download the full entry list here: Festival of Speed Entry List 18 June (PDF)
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