To mark the 60th birthday of the Formula 1 World Championship, organisers of the season-opening Bahrain GP have invited all 20 living F1 world champions to attend the Sakhir venue.

The first remaining champion to clinch the World Championship, Jack Brabham, did so on three occasions between 1959 and 1966.

I guess this means that Kimi Raikkonen will be attending the Bahrain GP after all!

"This will be a truly special occasion, especially for all those who love F1 and who have been following the sport for many years," commented Martin Whitaker, Chief Executive of the Bahrain International Circuit.

Numerous title-winning cars are also expected at the desert circuit to add to the excitement of the decade’s first F1 race.

The last time such an attempt was made to get many living champions photographed together was at the 1990 Australian GP in Adelaide where (pictured above) James Hunt, Jackie Stewart, Denny Hulme, Nelson Piquet, Juan-Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna and Jack Brabham posed together (with Alain Prost famously absent due to his rift with Senna). Today, only Piquet, Stewart and Brabham are still alive.

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