Prost and Red Bull Unite for Silverstone’s 50th GP Celebrations

by Paul Hensby

As part of the celebration of Silverstone’s 50th hosting of a Formula One Grand Prix, four-time World Champion Alain Prost will take to the track in a 2012 Renault-powered Red Bull Racing RB8, the car that won the British Grand Prix that year in the hands of Mark Webber.

The most successful driver ever to race at Silverstone, Prost will participate in the commemorative parades that will take place on each day of this years British Grand Prix that runs between the 04th and 06th of July 2014. The Frenchman won at Silverstone five times in 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1993.

“Silverstone has always been one of my favourite tracks and I have a lot of good memories there,” said Prost. “The first time I won in 1983 with the Renault it was a very special feeling. The crowd was so loud – you could really hear their passion, even over the roar of those turbo engines!

I was lucky enough to win another four races there and each time I was really touched by the support. British fans love their motorsport! This is one of the few things that has not changed in the 20 years since I last drove at Silverstone and I am genuinely looking forward to experiencing it one more time.”

Also confirmed to be joining Prost in the parades are Sir Jackie Stewart, who will be driving his 1969 British Grand Prix winning Matra MS80, Rubens Barrichello, who will be behind the wheel of the Williams FW07b from 1979, David Brabham, who will run his late father Sir Jack Brabham’s Cooper Climax T53 that won the British Grand Prix in 1960, Dario Franchitti, who will be driving Jim Clark’s 1963 British Grand Prix winning Lotus 25, and Adrian Newey, who will drive Ronnie Peterson’s 1971 March 711.

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