Historic Formula 2 gets a boost at Silverstone Classic
The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC)-run championship has seen a huge boost in entries for its Formula 2 race at the Silverstone Classic this year.
The races that will take place at the event are part of a never-seen-before retro Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seater showcase. With a maximum of 54 starters permitted on the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, late entries are now being placed on a growing reserve list.
The entry includes drivers from the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, US, The Netherlands and Australia. Many cars with significant histories will be in action, too, including the ex-Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 69, ex-Eddie Cheever and Clay Regazzoni Ralt RT1s, the ex-Wheatcroft Racing Chevron B29, the ex-Derek Bell Brabham BT30 and the ex-Giacomo Agostini Chevron B42.
“Historic Formula 2 is experiencing a massive boom and the grid for the Silverstone Classic is set to smash all records,” said Andy Dee-Crowne, Chief Executive of the HSCC. “The cars look and sound fantastic and to see a full grid of these cars will be amazing.”
Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic Chief Executive said; “Being fast, fun and comparatively inexpensive, F2 is proving to be a big hit with competitors while the scale of the entry and promise of some terrific racing is sure to win many new fans.”
The Classic is also expecting a record-breaking grid of Minis to mark the original pocket-rocket’s 60th birthday plus huge numbers of racing Bentleys and Capris to mark their respective centenary and golden anniversaries. A Twilight Tribute to Le Mans has also been announced with three packed sportscar grids racing into the sunset on Saturday evening.