Jackie Stewart to open Silverstone Historic Festival

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE To Perform Opening Ceremony At Silverstone Historic Festival Motor racing's recently knighted triple-Formula One World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, will lead the circuit opening ceremony on the last day of the...

Sir Jackie Stewart OBE To Perform Opening Ceremony At Silverstone Historic Festival

Motor racing's recently knighted triple-Formula One World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, will lead the circuit opening ceremony on the last day of the three-day Silverstone Historic Festival, August 25/26/27.

The programme of entertainment will commence immediately the gates open at 8:00am. Opportunities for the early birds include the chance to wander the paddocks before the racing begins and, at 10:30am, a celebrity driver autograph and chat show at the Champagne Lanson Scarf & Goggles restaurant.

The circuit opening ceremony will take place between 1:00pm and 1:15pm and include an air display and a lap of honour by David Hailwood, son of the legendary multiple-World Champion motorcyclist and Formula One McLaren and Surtees driver Mike Hailwood.

A whole host of action is anticipated for the last day of The Festival, including nostalgic races for classic motorcycles from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Pre-1961 and Pre-1978 Grand Prix Cars, Historic Sports Cars and 1960s World Endurance Cars. The awesome Group C Sports Cars will also make their final outing of the weekend.

Said the Festival organisers, "Sir Jackie remains the most successful British racing driver to date and has made a huge contribution to the sport both as a driver and since. We are delighted he has agreed to participate, as will be his many fans."

-Silverstone

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Drivers Jackie Stewart , Mike Hailwood