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Jenson Button will make his historic racing debut at this year’s Goodwood Revival, on 17-19 September, and he is doing so in serious style.
The 2009 Formula One drivers’ champion will contest two races.
On the meeting’s opening day he will share a Jaguar E-type with Alex Buncombe in the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy. Previously run as the Kinrara Trophy since 2016, this is when early ’60s GTs race into the sunset.
Then on the Sunday afternoon, Button and Buncombe will pair up once again, this time in a 1963 AC Cobra, for the prestigious, one-hour Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration.
Their steed was originally a factory-prepared racer for Shelby American, now run by DK Engineering.
And the good news for those in the UK who’ve not got tickets to this year’s Revival is that the 2:30pm race will be shown live on ITV1 as part of the coverage that runs from 2-4pm. There will also be an as-live show on Saturday, on ITV4 from 5-7pm. You can see the full race schedule here.
Button isn’t the only newcomer for 2021’s Goodwood Revival. The event will host its first car boot sale, hot rods will be in the limelight and visitors will be able to enjoy new parades, too, while the circuit has been revamped to include, among other things, new viewing areas.
Tickets for the 17-19 September Revival are now limited – find out more.