The greats of Formula 1 and motor racing will be helping the British Grand Prix at Silverstone celebrate its 50th birthday.
Legends Nigel Mansell, Sir Jackie Stewart and Emerson Fittipaldi are just some of the big names joining the grand parade which takes place on all three days of the event, from today, Friday.
The racers are being paired up with historic cars to do a tour of the circuit from 12.50pm today, 12.05pm tomorrow, Saturday, and 11.10am on Sunday.
Mansell, who is the most recent name to be announced, won the British Grand Prix in 1986, 1987, 1991 and 1992, making him the most successful British F1 driver to race at the circuit.
Mansell said: “Silverstone is the spiritual home of Formula 1 and we should all feel proud of the circuit hosting its 50th Grand Prix. It has a special place in my heart and a rich heritage that cannot be replicated by other circuits. It’s still one of the most exhilarating circuits in the world, but it’s the fans and their passion that make the British Grand Prix so special.”
The full line-up of drivers and cars for the parade is as follows:
Nigel Mansell – four-times British Grand Prix winner, car to be confirmed
Emerson Fittipaldi – two-times British Grand Prix winner (1972, 1975), driving the McLaren M23, his 1974 World Championship winning car
Sir Jackie Stewart – two-times British Grand Prix winner (1969, 1971) and three-times F1® World Champion (1969, 1971, 1973), driving his 1969 British Grand Prix winning Matra MS80
Alain Prost – five-times British Grand Prix winner (1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1993), driving Mark Webber’s 2012 British Grand Prix winning Red Bull RB8
Damon Hill – 1994 British Grand Prix winner and 1996 F1 World Champion, driving his father Graham Hill’s 1968 Lotus 49B
Johnny Herbert – 1995 British Grand Prix winner, driving Sir Jackie Stewart’s 1973 World Championship winning Tyrrell 006
David Coulthard – 1999 and 2000 British Grand Prix winner, driving Mark Webber’s 2012 British Grand Prix winning Red Bull RB8
Rubens Barrichello – 2003 British Grand Prix winner, driving the Williams FW07B, a tribute to Clay Regazzoni’s 1979 British Grand Prix winning Williams FW07
Jackie Oliver – Former Lotus F1 driver with 50 F1 starts, driving Jim Clark’s 1965 British Grand Prix winning Lotus 33
Derek Warwick – 147 F1 starts and President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), driving a McLaren M29C (as driven by Alain Prost and John Watson at the 1980 British Grand Prix)
Martin Brundle – 158 F1 starts, including nine podiums, and 1990 Le Mans 24 Hours winner, driving James Hunt’s 1977 British Grand Prix winning McLaren M26 (also being driven by 2014 Monaco Historic GP winner, Michael Lyons)
David Brabham – 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours winner, driving his late father Sir Jack Brabham’s 1960 British Grand Prix winning Cooper Climax T53;
Dario Franchitti – three-times Indy500 winner and four-times IndyCar Champion driving Jim Clark’s 1963 British Grand Prix winning Lotus 25
Adrian Newey – designer of ten F1 World Constructors’ Championship winning cars, driving the iconic March 711 that Ronnie Peterson drove to second place at the 1971 British Grand Prix
Paul Stewart – owner of Stewart Grand Prix team (1997 to 1999), driving his father Sir Jackie Stewart’s 1973 World Championship winning Tyrrell 006.