BRITAIN'S GREATS TO BE CELEBRATED AT FoS '08.
BRITAIN'S central role in world motorsport over many decades from drivers to designers will be celebrated at next year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The theme of 'Hawthorn to Hamilton - Britain's Love Affair with World Motor Sport' will encompass the achievements of some of the sport's greatest names. From Mike Hawthorn, who drove a Ferrari to become Britain's first Formula 1 World Champion in 1958, to current F1 star Lewis Hamilton, driving a British engineered car with German power, British drivers and engineers have utilised global resources to achieve success. The 2008 Festival honours these winning combinations.
In recognising Britain's role in shaping motor sport worldwide, the Festival will acknowledge the influence and achievements of great British figures including Jim Clark, John Surtees, Colin McRae, Barry Sheene, Jackie Stewart, Derek Bell among the drivers and Colin Chapman, Gordon Murray (strictly speaking a South African) and Adrian Newey on the engineering side.
The Festival will also feature the world's finest competition cars and motorcycles, many of which have been influenced by British engineering or built in partnership with British expertise. In action will be everything from the pure-bred Vanwall of the 1950s, to the ground-breaking products of manufacturers such as Cosworth, Williams, Lola and Prodrive. And with significant anniversaries in 2008 for two of Britain's most important race series - namely 50 years of the BTCC and 20 years of the British Superbike Championship - Goodwood will recognise the UK's role in providing a high-profile, competitive environment for some of the world's great manufacturers and racing stars.
Goodwood Festival of Speed founder, Lord March, said: "It will be just fantastic to have so many great cars and drivers here at Goodwood to celebrate our theme for 2008. I look forward with much anticipation to seeing some of the great British drivers and UK-inspired machines in action.''
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