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Little Classics News: 13 December 2013

Classic F3 Joins Silverstone Classic 2014

Silverstone Classic 2014 - Classic F3For the very first time the unrivalled line-up of epic races at next summer’s Silverstone Classic (25-27 July) will include two spectacular showdowns dedicated to evocative cars from F3’s most glorious era.

Back in the Seventies and early Eighties, Formula 3 was the global proving ground of future world champions – it was where legends such as Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet, Alan Jones and Alain Prost all earned their fledging spurs en route to international stardom.

Now many of the single-seater cars raced by those luminaries will be lining up for what promises to be another record-breaking grid at the award winning Silverstone Classic.

Silverstone Classic 2014 - Classic F3“Whether it was Nelson Piquet duelling with Derek Warwick or Ayrton Senna battling with Martin Brundle, that age of Formula 3 is fondly remembered by lots of motor sport enthusiasts,” remarked Event Director, Nick Wigley. “Many of those well-loved cars are back competing today and we are working closely with the Historic Sports Car Club to put together a field that will not only be the biggest F3 grid ever assembled but also be full of iconic cars, many still competing in their famous period liveries.”

The two eagerly-anticipated races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, will run to the HSCC’s successful Classic F3 Championship regulations for cars originally built and raced between 1971 and 1984. That glorious 15-year epoch includes two notable F3 eras: the earlier 1600cc twin-cam cars and the subsequent 2-litre chassis that were introduced in 1974.

Silverstone Classic 2014 - Classic F3The growing popularity of the HSCC’s own UK-based series has seen an escalating number of notable entries and the club is working closely with the organisers of the thriving F3Classic series in France to guarantee a huge turn-out at the 2014 Silverstone Classic.

Full details can be found on the official website.


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