Historic F1 parades featuring Jackie Stewart to support British GP

A host of F1 cars and famous drivers from throughout Silverstone's 70-year history will line-up at this year's grand prix

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Three historic Formula 1 car parades, featuring Sir Jackie Stewart driving his 1969 Matra MS80, will celebrate the Silverstone circuit’s 70-year history at the British Grand Prix later this year.

Taking place across the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of July 5-8, a host of famous cars and drivers from throughout the circuit’s past will feature in the three parades.

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The celebrations will run alongside two grand prix-supporting FIA Masters Historic F1 races for 1970s and '80s car as announced earlier in the year.

Already confirmed for the parades is triple champion Sir Jackie Stewart. He will be reunited with his 1969 British Grand Prix-winning Matra MS80, one of two F1 wins at his home event having also taken the spoils in ‘71.

Stewart said: ‘I believe Silverstone is one of the greatest race tracks in the world and it holds a special place in my heart. It is the fantastic history and rich motor racing heritage that makes it such a unique place and I am looking forward to being on track at Silverstone in front of a British Grand Prix crowd who are as passionate now as they were when I was racing in the 1960s and '70s.’

Managing director of Silverstone Stuart Pringle added, ‘Sir Jackie Stewart has played a huge part in Silverstone’s history, not only as a successful racing driver, but also as an active member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club including six years as President.

'Quite rightly given his significant achievements in our sport, Sir Jackie remains extremely popular with the Silverstone crowd and to see him on track this July in the iconic Matra MS80 will be truly magnificent.’

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