Silverstone Classic Announce Race Schedule and Aston Martin Tie Up

The 2019 Silverstone Classic has announced a three-year official partnership with Aston Martin – a collaboration with the world famous luxury automotive group which embraces both on- and off-track activities at the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival. This summer’s Classic (26th-28th July) will have the honour of hosting the very first round of Aston Martin’s newly announced Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series. 

Aston Martin recently opened a new state-of-the-art, high performance test and development base at Silverstone and it presence at the Classic will be furthered by the supply of the official Safety and Course Cars for each grid. As last year, these will help to ensure the smooth running of the non-stop nostalgic track action throughout the packed weekend. 

Confirmation of the new Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series is the final addition to a 21-race programme covering a full ten decades of motor sport history ranging from the iconic green Bentleys of the 1920s right up to Aston Martins that were competing at Le Mans and the Nürburgring as recently as last year. Open to all non-current Aston Martin GT class race cars – notably DBR9s and Vantage GT2/GT3/GT4/N24/GTE models as well as some even more contemporary specials such as the  Aston Martin Vulcan – the Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series will add a modern element.

This year, for the very first time, the on-track line-up stars spectacular showdowns for historic Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters plus a pair of special Mini races to mark the little legend’s 60th birthday. Bentley’s centenary and the 50th anniversary of the Ford Capri are also being honoured in terrific sporting style on track.

“Nowhere else on Earth will you see such a wide array of wonderful motor sport history still racing flat out today,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “We are immensely proud that Aston Martin not only has chosen to become a major event partner but also to launch its amazing new Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series at the Classic. Everyone loves Aston Martin and, with its wide-ranging presence throughout the event, this year’s festival will be all the more special for all-comers.”

2019 Silverstone Classic Schedule:

Friday, 26th July
Qualifying for all grids
 
Saturday 27th July
HSCC Classic Formula 3
Stirling Moss Trophy For Pre '61 Sports Cars
Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (Pre '63 GT)
HSCC Historic Formula 2
FIA Masters Historic Formula One
Mini Celebration Trophy Presented By Adrian Flux
Gallet Trophy for Pre '66 Grand Prix Cars (HGPCA)
Transatlantic Trophy For Pre '66 Touring Cars
Bentley Centenary Trophy For Pre-War Sports Cars
Yokohama Trophy For FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars
Masters Endurance Legends
 
Sunday 28th July
HSCC Classic Formula 3
Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy For Pre '56 Sports Cars
HSCC Historic Formula 2
Historic Touring Car Challenge
FIA Masters Historic Formula One
Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series
International Trophy For Classic GT Cars (Pre '66)
Gallet Trophy For Pre '66 Grand Prix Cars (HGPCA)
Masters Endurance Legends
Mini Celebration Trophy Presented By Adrian Flux