Two historic Formula Ford races to light up the Classic


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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