F1 and WRC world champions at Festival of Speed together for first time
1 June 2009

The reigning Formula One and World Rally champions, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Loeb, will drive at this year’s Festival of Speed.

It marks the first time in the event’s 17-year history that the two current world champions will line up to run up the famous hill.

Hamilton is scheduled to drive both Ayrton Senna’s legendary 1988 championship-winning McLaren MP4/4 and his own title-winning McLaren MP4-23.

Loeb, who is appearing at the Festival of Speed for the first time, is expected to be driving this year’s Citroen C4 WRC car, both on the forest rally stage and up the hill.

Rumours suggest that Loeb may also drive the Citroen GT supercar concept up the hill.

Other driver and car highlights include Rally legend Walter Rohrl in a Pikes Peak Audi Quattro S1, Jackie Oliver in a Gulf-liveried Porsche 917K, and NASCAR racer Mike Skinner in a Toyota NASCAR.

Jenson Button will also be present, but what he will be driving is as yet unconfirmed.

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The 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from 3-5 July.

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