F1 stars of past and present get ready for Goodwood



The Goodwood Revival is set to be blessed by the presence of more than 60 past and present stars of the world of motor racing this weekend, including several Formula 1 racers.

Renault F1 star Vitaly Petrov is representing the current crop of drivers, while older fans will be delighted to see the likes of Gerhard Berger, Derek Bell and former driver and current F1 commentator Martin Brundle pulling on their racing helmets and competing once again. They will be up against big names from other areas of motorsport as well, with eight time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen and former BTCC champion John Cleland also racing on the day.
Off the racing track, attendees might be lucky enough to catch sight of several other big names, with Goodwood regulars such as Sirs Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart also heading along for the day.

But in-between the racing and away from the circuit, there is plenty to do and see, with Goodwood promising a series of themed sets based on different periods of history. First up is a film set, which will greet guests as they enter Goodwood. It will be using props from the 50s and 60s, creating an 'Ealing-style comedy'.

Elsewhere, the Richmond lawn will become a 1950s Big Top circus, complete with attractions including a bearded lady, contortionists and clowns. The Drivers Club hosts a Hi-De-Hi style holiday camp, while a 1960s street scene will feature a shop containing many period goods.



Other, more car-related displays include a recreation of the Brooklands paddock for the 1930s Austin Seven team, and The March Motor Works, which features a series of period workshops for Jaguar, BMW, Michelin and more.

For those that are lucky enough not to be the designated driver on the day, there will also be a BMW-themed Bavarian Oktoberfest bar, complete with German beer, pretzels and sausages.

The weekend's organisers are also doing their bit for the local community, and have named the Boxgrove Priory, a church on the edge of the Goodwood estate, as the official charity for the event.

Head to the Goodwood website to book tickets for the event.
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