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F1: Great festivities to celebrate Silverstone's 50th Grand Prix

Alain Prost, the most successful Formula 1 driver to have ever raced at Silverstone and several other fellow drivers will be part of the ceremonies surrounding the 50th F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Having won the British Grand Prix five times (1983, 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1993), Alain Prost is the most successful F1 driver ever to have raced at Silverstone.

His record of five victories is equalled only by the great Jim Clark, whose British Grand Prix wins were split between Silverstone (1963, 1965, 1967), Aintree (1962) and Brands Hatch (1964).

The parades will take place on all three days of this year’s event, celebrating Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix in style, as a host of motor sport greats lap the Grand Prix Circuit in cars that have helped shaped history at the famous Northamptonshire Circuit.

Prost will drive the Red Bull RB8, which was driven to victory at the 2012 British Grand Prix by Mark Webber, his second win at Silverstone.

F1 Alain Prost Renault Silverstone 1983 René Arnoux Ferrari
Alain Prost (Renault) and René Arnoux (Ferrari), Silverstone 1983. (Photo: WRi2)

Other legendary cars and drivers confirmed to take part in the 50th Grand Prix parades include:
  • Sir Jackie Stewart, driving his 1969 British Grand Prix winning Matra MS80
  • Rubens Barrichello, driving the Williams FW07b, a tribute to the 1979 British Grand Prix winning Williams FW07
  • David Brabham, driving his late father Sir Jack Brabham’s 1960 British Grand Prix winning Cooper Climax T53
  • Dario Franchitti in Jim Clark’s 1963 British Grand Prix winning Lotus 25
  • Adrian Newey who will drive Ronnie Peterson’s March 711 from 1971
The ‘Silverstone50’ parades are scheduled to take place on all three days of the British Grand Prix at the following times: Friday 04 July - 12:50-13:05; Saturday 05 July - 12:05-12:20; and Sunday 06 July - 11:10-11:25. Timings are provisional and subject to change.