Two historic Formula Ford races to light up the Classic

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The epic Formula Ford battles of the past will be recreated as the Silverstone Classic hosts two grids of the open-wheelers for the first time from 26-28 July.

The fiercely contested series featured the likes of Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna, and will be represented by more than a dozen marques and 40 historic single-seaters.

Event director Nick Wigley said: “Formula Ford has played such a major role in both global motor sport history and the careers of just about every young racing driver that it’s an obvious addition to what’s already an amazing line-up of races at the Classic spanning the full motor sport spectrum.

“What’s more, it’s going to be another real crowd-pleaser with lots of incredible wheel-to-wheel action – something for which Formula Ford racing has always been renowned.”

This latest announcement joins a growing programme that includes the Grand Prix Masters and Group C, a dusk race for pre-1966 GTs, plus celebrations for Aston Martin’s centenary and 50 years of Porsche’s 911.

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