Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE will head out for a parade demonstration during this year’s British Grand Prix to mark the circuit’s 70th anniversary.

The Silverstone Circuit is widely known as one of the most prestigious and respected venues of world motorsport and recognised as the home of British motor racing. Silverstone hosted the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix in 1950, two years after the circuit first opened.

Stewart, who won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1969 and 1971, will take part in a commemorative parade reuniting with his 1969 Grand Prix-winning Matra MS80. Stewart won five of the eleven races that year in his Matra MS80 and scored almost double the number of points second-placed Jacky Ickx that season.

“I believe Silverstone is one of the greatest race tracks in the world and it holds a special place in my heart,” he said regarding the announcement he would be back on track.

“It is the fantastic history and rich motor racing heritage that makes it such a unique place and I am looking forward to being on track at Silverstone in front of a British Grand Prix crowd who are as passionate now as they were when I was racing in the sixties and seventies.”

Fans attending the British Grand Prix in July will be treated to three special parades featuring cars and drivers that have shaped the rich history of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Cars ranging from all the way back in 1948 to modern day will be present across all three days.

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