Button, Webber, Senna, Hakkinen and more in action at Goodwood (Pictures)

Jenson Button, McLaren-TAG MP4-2C, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2010

The second day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed saw Formula 1 drivers past and present driving a selection of spectacular racing machines.

World champion Jenson Button drove Alain Prost’s McLaren which won the 1986 world championship while Mark Webber demonstrated last year’s Red Bull.

Bruno Senna drove his uncle’s last McLaren and HRT team mate Karun Chandhok was at the wheel of Keke Rosberg’s championship-winning Williams.

Jackie Stewart went up the hill in the same Lotus 38 that Jim Clark won the Indianapolis 500 with 45 years ago. And Mika Hakkinen got acquainted with a 1954 Mercedes W196.

John Surtees drove a Ferrari 158 which he won the world championship with in 1964.

Finally, Marc Gene and Nico Rosberg demonstrated two of last year’s cars. The latter was in the championship-winning Brawn BGP001 running in the colours Mercedes are using in F1 this year.

Check back here for more pictures later today as Jarno Trulli is set to take over Fittipaldi’s Lotus 72 and Button will be driving the 2008 McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23.

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53 comments on Button, Webber, Senna, Hakkinen and more in action at Goodwood (Pictures)

  1. Remco H said on 3rd July 2010, 15:03

    Oh WOW………….
    Beautiful pics and great drivers. Just to see the #8 McLaren with Bruno Senna and to see the helmet in the car again. Chills down my spine kinda moment. Incredible!

    • Christian said on 3rd July 2010, 19:46

      I love that photo of Bruno in Aryton’s McLaren. Awesome stuff. I wish I had been there for that. What a wonderful moment.

  2. silencer said on 3rd July 2010, 15:11

    what a waste that BGP001 is painted with mercedes livery

    why mercedes won’t let the original BGP001 livery to be display at goodwood?

    • LewisC said on 3rd July 2010, 16:01

      Very, very naughty of them. I’m surprised Goodwood let them run it in the ‘wrong’ livery.

      If I’d bought an old JPS Lotus and painted it red they’d tell me where to go…

    • James_mc said on 3rd July 2010, 16:51

      Yeah it’s really unfair.

      However, I thought that the original BGP livery was rank rotten, it looks great in Merc colours!

      • leon said on 3rd July 2010, 23:01

        Couldn’t disagree more…. !

        The first time i saw the Brawn car last year i thought it was stunningly different and I haven’t changed thnat view one iota.

        I think the merc colour scheme looks cheap and untidy. It looks as though they forgot to clean the car after a messy test day.

        To each his own…….

    • Untitled258 said on 3rd July 2010, 17:35

      Its really really annoyed me. Imagine if Mclaren had turned up with the MP4-2c for the boys, but in a lovely shade of mirror and orange and ‘vodafone’ sprawled across the side. There would be an uproar, and the BGP001 is one of my favourite cars of all time :(

    • Tim said on 3rd July 2010, 18:02

      Presumably because it’s there to represent Mercedes, not Brawn GP.

      F1 teams generally run show cars at Goodwood, i.e. last year’s car painted in this year’s livery – see the Santander signage on the Ferrari F60. Show cars tend to be shipped around the world for demonstrations and static displays as promotional tools for the team and its current sponsors. Mercedes bought Brawn and, unsurprisingly, wants to promote itself rather than a team that no longer exists.

      The older, genuinely historic cars are expected to be presented in the authentic livery and specification. It’s just not realistic to expect F1 teams to repaint a show car for a single event.

      • leon said on 3rd July 2010, 23:12

        Show Car ???

        So, by your reckoning, that Brawn car winning a double world championship in it’s first and only year of existence was not in any way memorable or historically
        important ?

        The Brawn BGP 001 is a historic car by any measurement or standard you care to construct. It was, in any case, a Honda chassis through and through, but with added Brawn magic breathed onto it and powered by an excellent Merc engine..

        As a car, it has about as much to to do with Mercedes current F1 status as I have.

        And I drive a Fiat !

        • Tim said on 4th July 2010, 9:01

          I wasn’t suggesting the Brawn isn’t a special car – but “genuinely historic” means older and rarer than last year’s model, whatever its results.

          The Lotus 72 wasn’t there to promote JPS, the McLaren MP4/8 and Alfa Romeo 182 weren’t there to promote Marlboro, the Ligier JS11 wasn’t there to promote Gitanes, etc. They are there because they’ve been kept/restored to their original condition and they’re rarely seen at all, let alone in action. However, when (for example) Marc Gene drives the 2009 Ferrari F1 car repainted in 2010 colours the lack of historical accuracy tends to be overlooked because a current F1 team has taken the trouble to attend the event along with one of its current drivers.

          Had the Goodwood organisers told Mercedes it was a Brawn BGP 001 in its original livery or nothing, I suspect it would have been nothing…

          • Andy C said on 18th March 2011, 9:46

            2009.

            What a show!

            Has to be one of my fav seasons ever, just for the absolute unlikely bolting of a Merc engine in the back, and it being so good out of the box.

            Jensons driving was sublime in that first part of the season.

    • UneedAFinn2Win said on 3rd July 2010, 19:54

      I believe Jenson has one of the last original livery BGP001:s now, and I’m sure he will someday drive it in these types of events. But for now he changed, teams changed, sponsors changed, everything changed.

      I do agree it’s just disrespectful, and a bit petty for Merc, but hey if this is the extent of politics in F1 this year compared to the last few, I’ll take it anytime!

      • bosyber said on 4th July 2010, 13:45

        It would be great if he drove it next year, in original colors, of course.

        Or maybe he should ask McLaren to but a branding package around it and pretend it is painted in their colors, and only unveil it at the last moment, saying “no, we wouldn’t dare!” or something.

        • ashes1991 said on 4th July 2010, 18:27

          Has he got the BGP001, because last I heard he was taking Mercedes to court because they wouldn’t let him have one?

          • Mike said on 5th July 2010, 7:20

            That is very bad by the Merc team. I think it should be a rule that the winner always gets to keep a chassis. Like, in order to compete in F1 the teams must agree to it and so on…

            Honestly though, If it wasn’t for Schumacher, and perhaps a bit of Rosberg, I wouldn’t be a Merc fan.

            Haha! Imagine at the start of the season when button had that clause put in! Haha, that would have been a hilarious situation. Looking back.

          • ashes1991 said on 5th July 2010, 11:30

            Ahhh good, I on’t think it is fair at all what Mercedes did to him. I personally think that if he was driving for them this season there would have been no problem!

            Lets just hope he gets his Brawn in the original Livery and not that disgusting silver one!

          • Andy C said on 18th March 2011, 9:47

            Yes, he won the case on that one.

            I think they were more keen to give him last years Merc. :-)

  3. Slim said on 3rd July 2010, 15:16

    The BGP001 looks so wrong in the mercedes livery. There is some weird stuff going on with that team that they couldnt display it in its true livery

  4. Adam said on 3rd July 2010, 15:58

    Mercedes livery??? What a massive disapointment. And a bit disrepectful..

  5. miguelF1O (@) said on 3rd July 2010, 16:11

    got to see this festival once in my lifetime of course like every f1 fan i love the lotus 38 72 and other lotus that mclaren porsche is one of my fav although not the most elegant f1 car the non turbo williams should be driven by his son but…and seeing bruno senna on that i think it was a bit disrespectful it looked like an ghost was driving that

  6. What’s the story with the Prost livery? The famous chevron turned into some weak curve, looks like a cheap knock-off.

    It raced and was celebrated in Marlboro colours, and should be preserved and presented as it raced, anything else is dishonest.

    When Lewis drove it at the TAG event, and in the Button seat-fitting youtube video …
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwij1NWPbTQ
    … it still had some Marlboro chevrons and at least a barcode (yeuchh), but even that has all been crudely airbrushed from history in the intervening weeks.
    Enough is enough, surely?

    I didn’t see anything about McLaren bringing along Senna’s MP4-8, and it retains it’s original, spectacular, glorious livery. Is it a private collectors?

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 3rd July 2010, 16:31

      Not sure, but the MP4-8 has its original livery.

    • miguelF1O (@) said on 3rd July 2010, 19:19

      you´re right whats up with the tobacco liverys on this kind of festivals

      • silencer said on 3rd July 2010, 20:37

        I guess all the tobacco ads livery that has been there before the ban on tobacco ads was imposed are allow to stay as they were

        correct me if I’m wrong on this matter

    • Joe said on 3rd July 2010, 22:37

      The MP4/2C was brought by McLaren, and Ron being Ron had all ‘Marlboro’ decals removed when West took over (in 1997). The MP4/8 is privately owned and is in it’s correct livery from Monaco, where this particular chassis (#6) claimed Senna’s 6th and last win there.

  7. JoshJ81 said on 3rd July 2010, 20:35

    Why does this author keep saying Mark Webber is in a RB1? The RB1 was built for 2005 F1 specs. (Low and wide rear wings, etc.) The car Webber is driving is the RB6, this year’s contender.

    Here is the RB1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bull_RB1

    • Praveen Titus said on 3rd July 2010, 20:54

      That car certainly isn’t the RB6. Strangely, the overhead airbox and the low cockpit sides look similar to the RB1. So it seems it is an RB1 modified to the new rules – though I can’t figure out why Red Bull would want to do that. Any idea Keith?

      • Wificats said on 3rd July 2010, 22:51

        It’s the Red Bull Racing “Running show car” a sort of hybridised RB1, with the latest RB6 aero kit, used by Red Bull to do demonstrations (like the pitstop) all over the world, without coming into conflict with the engine limits, or the testing ban.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 3rd July 2010, 22:48

      As some people have said, apparently it’s an RB1 with RB5 front and rear wings, and possibly some other bodywork modifications.

      PS. Hi! I’m Keith. Call me Keith…

      • bosyber said on 4th July 2010, 13:24

        Keith, is that short for: “This author (“I”) prefers to be not keep things impersonal, because a blog works better when there is an actual living person feeling and showing his passion for the blog and its content. Thanks, Keith” :)

  8. Cube said on 3rd July 2010, 20:40

    I’m confused. Red Bull said they’d bring the RB1… and you say Webber was driving the RB1… but that isn’t the RB1………………

    • Fer no.65 said on 3rd July 2010, 21:41

      it’s a sort of hibrid… it’s not the RB5, but i has its the front wing… look at the sidepods, with the exhausts ends… it’s a RB1 pimped up

    • Ratboy said on 4th July 2010, 22:38

      Yeah its a bit like saying he’ll be driving a ferrari then it turns out to be a modified Toyota MR2 with the daft ferrari kit in it,
      Why couldnt they of left the RB1 as it was>

    • miguelF1O (@) said on 5th July 2010, 19:15

      on the f1 site they were also confused they tagged it as being an rb5

  9. HounslowBusGarage said on 3rd July 2010, 20:50

    What are the tyre rules and arrangements for an event lile Goodwood?
    I’m prompted to ask because of the tyres on the McLaren-TAG MP4-2C that Button was driving; what are they?

    • thestig84 said on 3rd July 2010, 22:11

      They are Goodyears as the original. Mclaren seemed to have a new set of dry slicks when I went on Friday so I guess they get a few made for them so they can run the car.

  10. gwenouille said on 3rd July 2010, 22:09

    Was it really Adrian Newey driving ?

  11. schooner said on 3rd July 2010, 22:26

    I’m sure that’s the first photo I’ve ever seen of Jackie Stewart in a race car without his iconic tartan band helmet. A Jim Clark replica maybe?

  12. Alex Bkk said on 4th July 2010, 4:58

    Schooner I noticed that as well. It looks like a Clark style helmet sans visor.

    I love these historic articles… thanks, Keith.

  13. Alex Bkk said on 4th July 2010, 5:01

    I was just wondering if I could own one of these cars… which one would it be? The choices are killing me… lol. Anyone else?

  14. KateDerby said on 4th July 2010, 8:09

    Thanks for clearing up the RB1/RB5 hybrid; you’ve cleared up a mother/daughter argument.

  15. Gherks said on 4th July 2010, 12:46

    There is no way that is an RB1 – Isn’t this an RB1

    http://www.kaliteliresimler.com/data/media/501/Red_Bull_F1_19.jpg

    … can’t see anything that matches.. exhaust, wings, ridges on the nose-cone flowing into the main body…

    Would love to have been there though, looks like it was a top w/e

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