Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel will drive Nigel Mansell’s championship-winning Williams FW14B and Ayrton Senna’s McLaren MP4/8 at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed, it was announced on Wednesday.
Vettel retired from F1 at the end of the 2022 season and has since kept a low profile, but the German driver will return to the cockpit in two of his own Formula 1 cars at the famous Festival of Speed, held at the Goodwood estate in England.
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The former Red Bull, Ferrari and Aston Martin driver will pilot his Williams FW14B, which was driven to the title by Mansell in 1992, and his McLaren MP4/8, which was raced by Senna in 1993 – both of which Vettel now owns.
This year will be Vettel's second visit to the festival, as the four-time champ last took to the British event in 2012 when he was driving for Red Bull. There, he drove his title-winning Red Bull RB7.
This year, the event will also display a collection of Vettel's cars and celebrate his career. He will run the historic F1 cars on sustainable fuels.
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“It's great to be coming back to Goodwood after all these years. I can't wait to get behind the wheel of some of my most memorable cars which will be running on sustainable fuel over the weekend," said Vettel.
“I’m a passionate racer and it’s important to me that we continue to enjoy driving iconic racing cars today and in the future, but that we do so in a responsible way."
Vettel previously drove the FW14B in a demonstration run at last year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as you can see in the clip below...
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2022 British Grand Prix: Vettel drives Williams FW14B at Silverstone