Crowds spellbound by a superb Festival of Speed

Sir John Surtees pulls out of the paddock in a Ferrari'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (141909-7205)

Sir John Surtees pulls out of the paddock in a Ferrari'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (141909-7205)

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RACING legends were delighting the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today.

Lord March has welcomed racing legends past and present at the motor circuit, including Damon Hill, Lewis Hamilton, John Surtees and Kimi Räikkönen, who was making his debut at the Festival of Speed.

The last day of the event was one of the most exciting, with Surtees and Räikkönen driving title-winning Ferraris in tandem up the hillclimb at 3.15pm.

This marks the 50th anniversary of Surtees’ 1964 Formula One World Championship triumph.

He once more got behind the wheel of his 1964 Ferrari 158 F1, while Räikkönen drove the Ferrari F2007 he steered to victory in 2007.

Damon Hill said: ‘This is always a great event, and really does get better and better every year. It’s wonderful for the area, and for people who love motorsport.’

Also racing yesterday afternoon was female racing driver Lorina McLaughlin, in a Benetton B192.

The festival finished at 7pm and happy crowds went away already looking forward to next year’s event.

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