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Big F1 Presence At Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Formula 1 will be well represented at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with six teams confirming that they will be attending, just one weekend before they head to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.

Between 2-4 July there will be a chance to see Jenson Button in his first public appearance in the UK since claiming the 2009 World Champion, and his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 Champion. They will be driving an MP4-23 and the 1986 McLaren-TAG MP4/2C that took Alain Prost to the title.

Red Bull will also be in attendance, with Mark Webber and designer Adrian Newey appearing in last year’s RB5. Mercedes will be marking their return to full works competition after a 55-year absence with Nico Rosberg and Nick Heidfeld, and the Lotus Racing duo of Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen will also be present.

Williams and Ferrari will also be represented at the festival, which takes place in the picturesque Goodwood Park.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Formula One World Championship the Goodwood paddocks will be full of important cars from the last six decades, demonstrating examples from all the landmark eras. In particular, Bruno Senna will be at the wheel of his uncle Ayrton’s 1993 McLaren-Cosworth MP4/8.

In addition to the cars, there will be a lot of famous faces around. Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill, Christian Horner, and Murray Walker will all be present.

Aside from the Formula 1 presence there will be a selection of other vehicles from the motor sport world, click here to see what else is lined up for 2010.

Admission to the 2010 Festival of Speed is strictly by advance ticket only. Book online at www.goodwood.com

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