Stars set for Hall of Fame

Hill, Newey, Bell, Murray, McLaren and Porsche among the leading lights as Motor Sport prepares to pay tribute to bygone heroes

A galaxy of stars is confirmed to attend this year’s Hall of Fame awards evening at Woodcote Park, Surrey, on June 4.

Joining us will be 1996 Formula 1 champion Damon Hill, a driver synonymous with the best of British motor racing. Hill is also a former president of the British Racing Drivers’ Club and has also established an F1 media career.

Along with Hill, the popular, successful and charming Derek Bell – one of the greatest sports car drivers of all time – will be at the Hall of Fame, the double world champion and five-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner himself a 2016 Hall of Fame inductee. 

And the familiar face of Karun Chandhok, who provides thoughtful analysis for Channel 4’s Formula 1 coverage, and has contributed to the pages of this magazine in the past, will also be attending. He raced in F1 in 2010 and has appeared at Le Mans along with a cameo in Formula E before his broadcasting career took off.

Legendary designers Gordon Murray and Adrian Newey will also be in attendance alongside Le Mans winner Richard Attwood and inaugural Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr.

You can witness history with the biggest names in motor racing as tickets and corporate packages are still available for the Hall of Fame, where you can enjoy a three-course meal and drinks in the picturesque surroundings of the Royal Automobile Club at Woodcote Park.

With the personalities will be a stunning collection of road and race cars, some of which will run up the Woodcote Park hill.

A number of McLarens, such as the ferocious P1 GTR hypercar and the 570 GT4 will be displayed, while Porsche Club GB will bring a 356 Pre-A, a 911 SWB and a 924 Carrera GT – some of which will likewise be running up the course.

Charity partner Mission Motorsport will display its Jaguar F-type, dressed in a commemorative poppy vinyl wrap.

Celebrating the racing car category, nominees, the Porsche 917 and Jaguar XJR-9 headline the Hall of Fame display, complemented by a stunning Fantuzzi-bodied Ferrari and the Ford Cosworth RS500 – also nominated for the racing car category.