The French Grand Prix will hold an “F1 Revival” featuring around 70 classic grand prix cars to mark two major anniversaries.2020 F1 season marks 70 years since the world championship began and 50 years since Paul Ricard opened.
Cars from Ferrari, Renault, Cooper, Brabbham, March, Surtees, Lotus, Shadow, Tyrrell, McLaren, Arrows, Toleman, Larrousse, Ligier, Williams, Benetton, Prost, Toyota, Toro Rosso and Marussia are among those slated to appear. Around 40 of them will also compete on the track during the race weekend.
The cars have been chosen to represent the evolution in Formula 1 car design over the seven decades since the world championship began. Cars from the 1950s to 1980 will feature on one stage, and later cars on another. Visitors to the race will be able to get up close to the cars in a dedicated paddock area.
“This show will be a real moment of intergenerational sharing on the occasion of the celebration of the various anniversaries that will mark our grand prix,” said the French Grand Prix’s managing director Eric Boullier.
The race promoters have also confirmed details of the support races which will take place during the weekend. The Renault Clio Cup – which drew almost 50 entries last year – will return along with the Alpine Europa Cup.
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