Hamilton to join Mercedes celebrations at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Hamilton to join Mercedes celebrations at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lewis Hamilton will return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month as Mercedes celebrates 100 years of grand prix racing.

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Hamilton, a regular at the annual event, will drive a contemporary Mercedes Formula One car up the hill on the final day of the festival, Sunday 29 June.

The 2008 champion will join a list of five other F1 champions at the event, ranging from Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees and Emerson Fittapaldi, to Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen, the Finn in attendance for the first time.

Sir Stirling Moss and recently retired Indycar legend Dario Franchitti will also be in attendance alongside a host of Mercedes associated drivers who will demonstrate some of the most famous cars from the German marques racing history.

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Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock

Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the recently appointed Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July of last year as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. He has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at the 2014 British Grand Prix, his debut in the Formula 1 paddock. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaing his own modest blog.