Ricardo and Norris Formula 1 to drive army champion cars in Goodwood

Ricardo and Norris Formula 1 to drive army champion cars in Goodwood

In the Formula 1 season of 2021, current McLaren drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, will have the chance to guide the three British team cars with whom Ayrton Senna won their third championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991. The performance will take place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​on 8–11 July in the UK.

Lando Norris and Daniel Ricardo, McLaren F1 duo in 2021 – Photo: Joe Portlock / Getty Image

For more than 25 years, the festival has brought together drivers and important names in motorsport, in addition to classic cars in the history of motor sport.

Ricciardo and Norris will drive MP4 / 4 for the 1988 season, MP4 / 5 for Senna’s second championship in 1990, and MP4, 6 in 1991, Brazil’s last champion car. The British team also won it, with single seats. Won three builders’ titles.

Senna accelerates McLaren MP4 / 4 on a Monte Carlo track in 1988 – Photo: Getty Images

The final edition of the event, held exceptionally in October 2020 due to a coronovirus epidemic, marked the reunion of two-time champion Emerson Fitipaldi with Lotus 72 of their first F1 victory at the 1970 United States Grand Prix.

On the occasion, the Festival of Speed ​​also counted Brazil’s Pedro Pickett driving his father’s second title, three-time champion Nelson Pickett’s Brabham-BMW BT52.

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