A jaw dropping selection of historic F1 icons are confirmed to take part in The Classic at Silverstone this summer. The Bank Holiday weekend of high octane action will take place at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit from 26th – 28th August.
Some of F1’s best-ever sounding engines, from the high-revving V8, V10 and V12 powertrains will be present at the home of Formula 1 in Britain. Many of these great engines are widely hailed as the most dramatic and exciting in the sport’s long and glorious history.
Up to 20 F1 icons dating from 1989 through to 1997 will be reviving their magic with incredible daily displays on the track where they raced so memorably in period.
During that awesome era British Grands Prix at Silverstone were won by legends such as Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher racing high-pitched McLarens, Williams’ and Ferraris propelled by extreme engines ultimately revving to a howling 20,000rpm and producing close to 1000bhp!
All those F1 icons together with Benettons, Lotuses, Jordans, Tyrrells are expected to be part of these not-to-be-missed track demos, which are being organised by the recently launched Ignition GP.
“We have brought back the terrific noise, energy and thrill of these wonderful cars for people to experience once more – or perhaps for the very first time – and we couldn’t be more excited about it,” said Jonathan Kennard, the ex-F1 test driver who is one of the founders of Ignition GP.
“Back then drivers like Senna, Prost, Berger, Hill, Schumacher and Mansell really were powerful athletes, wrestling with their cars with minimal or no driver aids, wheel-to-wheel, sparks flying from their floors. And then, above all, there is the utterly compelling noise – utter bliss for any true race fan.
“For me you can forget opera singers when you have growling Cosworth V8s, screaming Renault V10s and wailing V12s from Honda and Ferrari,” continued Kennard. “It is this emotion that we have worked so hard to reintroduce at Ignition GP and we can’t wait to bring these wonderful machines back to Silverstone for The Classic. You may – or may not – want to bring your ear defenders!”
As the birthplace in 1950 of the FIA Formula One World Championship and the established home of the annual British Grand Prix, Silverstone and The Classic is the perfect place to celebrate these icons of the Gran Prix.
“We are thrilled to be showcasing so much of Silverstone’s fantastic F1 heritage at The Classic and the addition of Ignition GP brings yet more excitement to the bill,” confirmed Nick Wigley, CEO of The Classic promoter Goose Live Events.
“Those normally-aspirated screamers really send shivers down your spine and visitors to The Classic won’t just get to witness them roaring around the circuit but also to see them up close in the Paddock.”
Fan attending over the Bank Holiday weekend The Classic will be delighted to know that tickets will give access to both racing paddocks as well as open trackside grandstand seating.
For those booking now, three-day tickets are currently available from just £129 with adult daily admission starting from £54. Camping and VIP hospitality are also available and there is an opportunity for all ticket purchasers to make a welcome donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK, The Classic’s official charity partner.
Full details of tickets for The Classic 2022 at Silverstone can be found on the event website.