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Goodwood Festival of Speed to pay tribute to Formula 1 supremo
‘He has had a massive impact on motor racing over the past 60 years. He has contributed so much, and we feel a proper tribute is definitely deserved.’
LORD MARCH, SPEAKING ABOUT THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL OF SPEED, WHICH IS CELEBRATING AN INDIVIDUAL RATHER THAN A MARQUE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.
Lord March has revealed more details of plans to pay tribute to Formula 1 leading light, Bernie Ecclestone, at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and confirmed that he will be attending the event every day.
Niki Lauda will be among several motor racing legends taking to the track in Ecclestone’s honour at the Festival on 29 June-2 July.
Lord March says: ‘Bernie has had a massive impact on motor racing over the past 60 years. He has contributed so much, and we feel a proper tribute is definitely deserved. I’m pleased to say that Bernie will be attending the event each day and we are all very much looking forward to seeing him at what we are sure will be a truly great Festival of Speed.’
Tribute will be paid to five phases of Ecclestone’s career, Lord March adds: ‘These are driver, manager, owner, impresario and legend.’
Ecclestone, who has a large collection of historic cars, is credited with running Formula 1 for almost 40 years. Now 86, he was only replaced by Chase Carey in January this year and still remains chairman emeritus and is acting as advisor to the board.
The FoS will celebrate an individual rather than a marque for the first time.