REV UP FOR THE FES­TI­VAL OF SPEED

World cham­pion will wow the crowds in West Sus­sex

Motor Sport News - - Headline News - By Paul Lawrence

Lewis Hamil­ton and Nico Ros­berg will head­line a star-stud­ded lineup for this week­end’s Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed.

The team-mates and ri­vals, bat­tling for the World Cham­pi­onship, will both drive 2014-spec­i­fi­ca­tion Mercedes W05 hy­brid F1 cars on the hill at mo­tor sport’s an­nual gar­den party.

Join­ing them in ac­tion will be Bri­tain’s new­est F1 racer Jolyon Palmer in a Re­nault Sport E20, while other driv­ers from the cur­rent F1 grid on hand, but not driv­ing cur­rent F1 cars, will in­clude Jen­son But­ton and Nico Hulken­berg.

Sir Stir­ling Moss, now 86 years old, will be an­other star guest while at least three for­mer World cham­pi­ons will drive on the hill. Jackie Ste­wart will han­dle a rare Lo­tus 43 from Jim Clark’s 1966 sea­son and a Lola T70 Spy­der, John Sur­tees will also drive a Lola T70 Spy­der and Emer­son Fit­ti­paldi will re­visit his 1993 In­di­anapo­lis 500 vic­tory by driv­ing a Penske PC22.

On a week­end of out­stand­ing cars and driv­ers, along with myr­iad off- track ac­tiv­i­ties, a gag­gle of star names will thrill the fans.

As part of the BMW cel­e­bra­tion, Ric­cardo Pa­trese will drive a BMWengined Brab­ham BT52 from his 1983 cam­paign, five times Le Mans win­ner Emanuele Pirro will drive a Porsche 908/3 and, in cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th an­niver­sary of the start of the Can-am cat­e­gory, Brian Red­man will drive the 1000bhp Porsche 917.

EX-F1 stars Ger­hard Berger, in a 2008 Toro Rosso, Jean-pierre Jabouille, in a 1977 Re­nault F1 turbo, Jochen Mass, in a Ford Capri RS2600 and Rene Arnoux will be on hand.

Hamil­ton last greeted home fans back in 2014

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