hamilton-gdwd_1642537cA galaxy of famous names including more than 20 world champions holding more than 70 championship titles between them has been confirmed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Foremost among them are reigning F1 champion Jenson Button along with team-mate and 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton.

They will be joined by past F1 champions and Grand Prix winners including Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mika Hakkinen, Sir Stirling Moss, Jochen Mass and Patrick Tambay.

Also among the line-up of more than 80 drivers will be Mark Webber behind the wheel of his current F1 Red Bull, Nico Rosberg in action with his Mercedes and Bruno Senna, driving his uncle Ayrton’s McLaren MP4/8.

From the world of rallying, Festival first-timer Miki Biasion will be reunited with a Lancia Delta; current World Rally Championship star Ken Block will be performing in his Ford and 2009 International Rally Series champion Kris Meeke will be going sideways in his Peugeot, as will Guy Wilks in his Skoda.

Other rally greats will be reunited with the cars that made them great, including Rauno Aaltonen, Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes and Markko Martin.

Two-wheeled heroes will include Giacomo Agostini, Kevin Schwantz, Chaz Davies, Neil Hodgson and Trevor Nation. Dougie Lampkin, 12-times Trials Champion, will be on hand to entertain the crowds, too.

Other names to watch out for over the weekend of July 2-4 include five-times Le Mans winner Derek Bell and his son Justin, the 1997 GT2 champion, and Pink Floyd drummer and classic car enthusiast Nick Mason.

US motor racing champions will include double Daytona 500 winner and Nascar regular Michael Waltrip and three-times Indy 500 victor Bobby Unser.

 

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