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Chilton to race at Goodwood Revival

08 Aug 2014

Marussia’s Max Chilton will become the first contemporary Formula One driver in nine years to compete at the UK’s famous Goodwood Revival meeting next month, when he climbs behind the wheel for the September 12-14 event.

British driver Chilton, who is in his second year of F1 competition, will race in the Shelby Cup, a one-off event being held to mark 60 years of the small-block V8 engine and the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars to ever use the powerplant, the Ford Mustang.

With only cars powered by small-block V8s eligible for the race, Chilton will share a 1965 Mustang with Richard Dutton, boss of the successful junior single-seater squad Fortec Motorsport.

The last current F1 driver to take part in the Revival was Vitantonio Liuzzi in 2005, while former world champion Damon Hill was also an active Formula One competitor when he raced at the inaugural event in 1998.

The Revival routinely attracts famous F1 faces, past and present, both on and off the track. Last year saw Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey among the race winners, partnering former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack in a Ford GT40.