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Feast of Formula 1 action at Brands Hatch this weekend

Friday, May 24 2013

More than fifty Formula 1 cars have been entered for this weekend's Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch (25-27 May). The Grand Prix racers will take to the full circuit on Sunday and Monday for a feast of power and speed.

Amongst the grid entered for the FIA Masters Historic Formula One races on Sunday and Monday are several world class racers from the past. Two Tyrrells include the 1971 car that provided Jackie Stewart's second title and his first in a car constructed by the Surrey-based team.

There's a Hesketh 308C and McLaren M26, two cars that were driven by James Hunt. It's a great chance to see them before the release of Rush, the Hollywood movie that features his rivalry with Niki Lauda.

There will also be two Williams FW07s in the field, which started the legendary team on the route to World Championship success in the late 1970s and early 80s. One of these will be driven by Michael Lyons, who is proving to be a master of historic racing.

There are also four cars representing Lotus, including a Type 79 that delivered their final title on the list and the following year's Type 80 from the ground effect era. The pioneering manufacturer is also heavily represented in the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association races covering the early years of the World Championship. This includes the Type 18 that gave them their first taste of champagne, plus the Type 25 that brought the monocoque chassis into F1 and powered Jim Clark to his first title 50 years ago.

Legendary cars from Cooper, Maserati, Ferrari and Brabham can also be found in a packed field that covers the early 1950s to the mid 60s. A mixture of front and rear engine cars, bereft of aerodynamic aids will provide plenty of close racing action on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

F1 fans will also get a chance to see and hear rare V12-powered cars from Ferrari, BRM and Lotus during demonstration laps on Sunday and Monday.

A full entry list for the event can be viewed here.

Tickets for the Masters Festival at Brands Hatch are available from £13 on the gate, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information, call 0843 453 9000 or click here.