Formula 1 comes to Cadwell Park

Thie Modified Live event at Cadwell Park will mark the venue’s eightieth anniversary year in style with modern Formula 1’s debut appearance at the Lincolnshire track!

A Benetton B190, raced by triple World Champion Nelson Piquet, will take part in a high speed demonstration run around the undulating Lincolnshire track on Saturday 9th August. Piquet used the B190, penned by legendary McLaren and Ferrari designer John Barnard, to great effect, winning the 1990 Japanese and Australian Grands Prix in his penultimate F1 season. The car, which is now owned by enthusiast John Reaks.

John says, “I’ve driven many laps around Cadwell Park and it’s one of my favourite circuits, so I can’t wait to drive a Formula 1 car around there. It’ll be challenging, probably a bit like Monaco, but lots of fun and the Mountain should really be special. I’m looking forward to making history!” Other powerful single seaters at the event will include a Formula Nippon machine.

Modified Live will also include the thrilling Time Attack Championship, where drivers compete against the clock in highly modified machines. Cadwell Park is one of the trickiest circuits on the championship’s calendar and the most spectacular, with drivers pushing to the limit. This Saturday will also witness the debut of the Classic Time Attack class, for historic cars.

Visitors can take part by lapping the circuit, also known as the ‘mini-Nürburgring’, in their own car for just £25 by booking via www.modifiedlive.co.uk. Off-track activities at the event will include a trade village, car club and show truck displays, plus a show-and-shine competition.

Tickets for Modified Live at Cadwell Park are available from £12 with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information please call 0843 453900 or visit www.cadwellpark.co.uk.