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Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed to pay trib­ute to For­mula 1 supremo

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Nick Larkin good­wood.com

‘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.

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