Damon Hill’s 1996 World Championship-winning Williams-Renault FW18 is set to appear at Brands Hatch this bank holiday weekend (28-30 May) among a host of other legendary Formula One cars.
Damon Hill’s time at Williams will be forever associated with his rivalry with German Michael Schumacher and a range of cars celebrating his Benetton team from that period will also be on track. The 1992 and 1993 Benetton cars that were designed by Ross Brawn, now of Mercedes F1, helped develop Schumacher into a Grand Prix winner and eventual World Champion.
Former World Champion Nelson Piquet’s 1990’s car is another of those taking part in the demonstrations. Finally the era of Turbo cars in 1985 will also be represented, and fresh from running Ayrton Senna in his first year of Formula One, the Toleman team’s profile was sufficiently raised to enable them to attract sponsorship from Benetton.
In addition to these wonderful cars, the Masters Festival also features racing from Formula 1 machinery from the ’60s to the ’80s, courtesy of the Grand Prix Masters series, plus World Sportscar Masters, as raced at Le Mans, and many other historic championships.
Tickets for the Masters Historic Festival, are available from £17 for adults with free admission for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.brandshatch.co.uk