Goodwood FoS: Who's driving?
Over the weekend, there will be huge number of star drivers taking to the 1.16-mile hill climb course. Here's a round-up of who to look out for.
There are over 110 star drivers scheduled to make an appearance at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. There will be no fewer than six current F1 teams exhibiting cars, including Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Lotus, Mercedes GP and Lotus.
Of the current F1 drivers, both McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will be there driving the new MP4-12C and 2011 F1 cars, as well as both Red Bull drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel who are driving the RB6 F1 car, as well as Vettel's new special edition Infiniti FX Vettel. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg will be driving the 2009 Mercedes W02 F1 car, and Heikki Kovalainen will be driving his Caterham T127.
There's no shortage of former F1 stars either. Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Nick Heidfeld, Jochen Mass, Emerson Fittipaldi and Martin Donnelly will all be driving, with Donnelly going for the course record in the V12-engined Lotus-Lamborghini 102.
Five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell will be at the Festival all weekend, and is driving a new Bentley, and one of the all-time fastest Group C Le Mans racers, the 956.
From the world of rallying, drivers Juho Hanninen, Thierry Neuville, Jan Kopecky and Andreas Mikkelsen are on the Forest Rally Stage, along with many other rallying greats, including Juha Kankkunen, Björn Waldegård, Rauno Aaltonen, Jimmy McRae, Hannu Mikkola and Russell Brookes.
For a full breakdown of all drivers and riders at this year's event, visit the Goodwood website.