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Silverstone to commemorate Brabham at 50th F1 grand prix

The late Sir Jack Brabham will be remembered as part of Silverstone's celebration of its 50 F1 races this July.

This year's British Grand Prix will include a special tribute to the late Sir Jack Brabham as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

The 2014 grand prix is the 50th to be held at Silverstone since Luigi Villoresi won the first-ever event on 2 October 1948, two years before the inauguration of the FIA F1 world championship in 1950 and, to mark the occasion, fans attending the event will be treated to three special commemorative parades, featuring British Grand Prix winning cars and drivers that have provided unforgettable moments in the circuit's illustrious history.

The three demonstrations – one scheduled for each day of the three-day event – will take both spectators and drivers back to a bygone era, as a host of British F1 legends are reunited with the cars they drove to British Grand Prix victory.

David Brabham, son of the late Sir Jack, is the latest driver to confirm his support and will be driving in all three parades. A Le Mans 24 Hours winner in 2009, Brabham Jr will drive his father's Cooper Climax T53 from 1960, the same model as the car Sir Jack drove to victory in both that year's British Grand Prix and world championship.

“It will be a great honour for me to drive one of my father's historic and iconic 1960 Coopers in the 50th grand prix parades,” Brabham commented, “Jack had tremendous success at Silverstone and was a vice-president of the BRDC for many years, so it's an event I will be really looking forward to.”

Joining Brabham in the parade line-up will be three-time F1 world champion and two-time British Grand Prix winner Sir Jackie Stewart, who has already been announced to drive his 1969 race-winning Matra MS80 in front of the British fans.



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