Bumper entry for Silverstone Classic

One of the biggest entries of classic and historic racing cars ever will be the major feature of this year’s Silverstone Classic on July 25-27. Nearly 700 cars and approaching 900 drivers will compete across the 21-race weekend on the Silverstone Historic Grand Prix circuit.

In total, 130 Grand Prix cars will be in action spanning six decades of racing, from the ERAs and Bugattis of the 1930s through to 1970s and ’80s Formula 1 cars from Ferrari, Lotus, Tyrrell and Williams.

Demonstrations include a recreation of the 1948 British Grand Prix, with Roy Salvadori – the only surviving driver from that race – as guest of honour.

Aside from four Formula 1 races, in double-headers for the FIA Historic F1 Championship and Grand Prix Masters, star billing goes to the 90-minute World Sportscar Masters race, which starts at 8pm on Saturday and runs into darkness. For more information go to www.silverstoneclassic.com