Formula 1 driver Max Chilton will become the first contemporary grand prix racer for nine years to contest the Goodwood Revival when he climbs behind the wheel of a 1965 Ford Mustang for the Shelby Cup.
It’s a one-off race being held to mark 60 years of the small-block V8 engine (and the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars to ever use the powerplant, the Mustang), and Max will share driver duties with Richard Dutton, boss of hugely-successful junior single-seater squad Fortec Motorsport.
The last F1 race driver to take part at the Revival was Vitantonio Liuzzi in 2005, while former world champion Damon Hill was also an active grand prix competitor when he raced at the inaugural event in 1998.
‘Mr Bean’ actor Rowan Atkinson, who has become a Goodwood regular in recent years, will race a 1964 Ford Falcon while former British Touring Car champions Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden will drive, respectively, a Studebaker Lark 500 and a Mustang.
Reigning BTCC champion Andrew Jordan, who will also race in the St Mary’s Trophy and the RAC TT Celebration, will partner Oliver Bryant in a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda while his father Mike – also a BTCC racewinner – will share Andy Yool’s Mustang.
Touring car legends will be out in force; Anthony Reid driving a Dodge Dart and Steve Soper sharing a Mustang with another star of Super Touring, Patrick Watts, while five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro will be in Roger Wills’ Mercury Comet Cyclone.
Mat Jackson, a 19-time racewinner in the BTCC, will share Henry Mann’s Mustang, run in the legendary red and gold livery of Alan Mann Racing, while sportscar legend Henri Pescarolo will share Robert Sarrailh’s Ford Falcon Sprint.