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Formula 1 action set to headline Masters Festival day two

Sunday, May 27 2012

A second day of historic racing on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit today (Sunday) will be headlined by three races for Formula 1 cars spanning the decades.

The Historic Race of Champions at 16:10 will recall the glory days of F1 when teams also competed in non-championship rounds, with Brands Hatch a regular feature. The 1966-71 'Return to Power' era of 3 litre Cosworth DFVs and early aerodynamic experiments is represented by a glorious collection of cars, including those driven by Jackie Stewart, the most successful driver of that time.

Before this, the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association race at 12:15 features a bumper grid of cars from the 1930s to mid-60s, when the switch to rear-mounted engines occurred. The Rob Walker Lotus 18 driven to victory by Stirling Moss in the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix is expected to compete.

At 13:20, the Grand Prix Masters race covers the mid 70s to early 80s, a time of ground-effect aerodynamics when lap times shrunk dramatically. The famous Tyrrell 6-wheeler was spawned from the race to maximise chassis technlogy and will be driven by festival regular Roger Wills.

In addition to support races for Le Mans and Can-Am sportscars, touring cars and GTs, there are also F1 demonstrations planned. F1 veterans Jackie Oliver and Howden Ganley will be driving BRMs, whilst Ayrton Senna's 1984 Toleman, the 1986 Beatrice Lola and two Benettons from the 90s will be on track.

The open paddock policy at Brands Hatch also means spectators can get up close to these rare and fantastic vehicles. A full list of cars competing this weekend can be found by clicking here.

Tickets for the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch are available on the gate priced at £21. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.