Arrows, Brabham, Ensign, Ligier, Lotus, March, McLaren, Penske, RAM, Surtees, Tyrrell and Williams cars will celebrating 30 years of the Cosworth DFV Formula One engine in this year’s third FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship.
The Ford-funded V8, which stormed to victory on its debut at Zandvoort in 1967 and had won 155 World Championship rounds by 1982, powers the majority of the field. Ferrari and BRM rivals will also be in the eight-race series.
Both champions to date have come from the earlier classes. Martin Stretton won in 1995 with the ex-Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 005, and Michael Schryver triumphed last year in his ex-John Miles/Reine Wisell Lotus 72-3.
Combos to beat this year include Bob Berridge (RAM), Ian Giles (Brabham BT49), Richard Eyre (Tyrrell 011) and Mike Littlewood (ex-Giles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T5).
Recapture the spirit and atmosphere of modem F1’s most entertaining era at Silverstone (May 4/5), Monza (May 18/19), Donington Park (May 31/June 1 and October 18/19), the Nurburgring (July 12/13 and August 9/10), Zolder (August 2/3) and Bmo (September 12/13).