Hamilton to attend Goodwood Festival of Speed


After much anticipation, young British Formula One sensation Lewis Hamilton has confirmed his attendance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Festival will be the first opportunity for British motor sport fans to see Lewis in action in an F1 car on UK soil, as he screams up the challenging 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb in an F1 McLaren on Sunday 24 June.

For the first time in five years, the current F1 season includes four British drivers. All four of these drivers are confirmed to be attending and driving at the Festival of Speed, being held in Goodwood Park from 22-24 June 2007, two weeks prior to them all being seen in action at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Hamilton will be joining fellow Brits Jenson Button, David Coulthard and new F1 recruit Anthony Davidson at the Festival, with all four due to tackle the celebrated Goodwood Hill. Davidson will drive the ex-Nigel Mansell/Nelson Piquet 1987 championship-winning Williams-Honda FW11B.

Both Davidson and Button are also due to take to the Hill on two-wheels, racing bicycles as part of the inaugural Goodwood Organic Milk Race, which teams top drivers with professional cyclists in a time trial up the Goodwood Hill - and back down.

The Festival's unique ability to attract the top works Formula One teams is a key strength, and seven current F1 teams have indicated their intention to attend this year, just two weeks ahead of their appearance at the British Grand Prix.

To book tickets for the Festival of Speed, click here goodwood.co.uk

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Published: 28/05/2007
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