This Year’s Silverstone Classic Will Field The Largest Formula 2 Grid Ever Seen
The Silverstone Classic is already the world’s largest historic motor racing festival, with over 1000 race entries competing at the historic racing circuit each year. For 2019 it will be expanding its scope even further, and will be host to the largest ever field (even in period) of Formula 2 and Formula Atlantic single-seaters from the late 1960s and 1970s. Since being confirmed for the event, support for the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC)-run championship has been running at unprecedented levels.
“Even by our lofty standards this is an incredible turn-out and will be yet another of the spectacular highlights at this summer’s Classic,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “Being fast, fun and comparatively inexpensive, F2 is proving to be a big hit with competitors while the scale of the entry and promise of some terrific racing is sure to win many new fans.” Drivers from across the globe will be competing in the event and a number of historically significant cars will be taking part too.
Notable entries include the ex-Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69, ex-Eddie Cheever and Clay Regazzoni Ralt RT1s, the ex-Wheatcroft Racing Chevron B29, the ex-Derek Bell Brabham BT30 and the ex-Giacomo Agostini Chevron B42. “Historic Formula 2 is experiencing a massive boom and the grid for the Silverstone Classic is set to smash all records,” said a delighted Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC. “The cars look and sound fantastic and to see a full grid of these cars will be amazing.” The 2019 Silverstone Classic is set to take place over three days starting on 26 July and promises to be the most impressive yet.
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