The Grand Prix cars of Tyrell and Lotus will act as spearhead to the 2002 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the overall theme of which will be ‘On the Limit — a History of Heroes’.
Jackie Stewart will lead a cavalcade of Tyrrells in honour of the late Ken Tyrrell, while 50 years of Lotus — Colin Chapman’s first customer cars, based on his Mk3 design, were produced in 1952 — will be marked by an array of cars bearing his initials. The world champion of 1972, Emerson Fibipaldi, will lead these celebrations in a 72.
A Goodwood spokesperson said: ‘The range of Lotus cars at Goodwood will encompass all of the many design innovations for which Chapman was famed. Both early monocoque and ground effect cars will be on show, as well as cars from all other eras of the company’s history.”
Although a first-class collection of dassic and historic cars will be present, the event organisers are planning to place greater emphasis on the drivers and motorsport characters who flock to the event each year.
The Festival will be held from July 12-14 (the week after the British GP), and it is expected that at least five current Fl teams will be represented: McLaren, Williams, Jordan, BAR and Renault (formerly Benetton) will field cars in the competition up the 1.15mile hill-climb course.