Current Williams Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa and 1996 world champion Damon Hill will share driving duties when they both take to the track in the legendary Williams FW18 car at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Massa, who started last weekend's Austrian Grand Prix from pole position, will be making his first visit to Goodwood since 2003 and will surely keep the positive vibes going for one of Britain's most successful and iconic F1 teams after his team-mate Valtteri Bottas won Williams' first podium in a year at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday.
Damon Hill at the wheel of the FW18 at Goodwood in 2009
Hill, who took 21 grand prix wins, 20 pole positions, 19 fastest laps and 40 podium finishes with Williams, will also have a run-out on Goodwood’s iconic 1.16-mile hill.
The British motor racing hero is the seventh F1 World Champion to be added to the Goodwood entry list, joining John Surtees, Sir Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
This year's Festival is themed as ‘Addicted to Winning’, something that is more than familiar to Williams in spite of a dip in recent years. Williams cars have won 114 grands prix and nine constructors’ titles making it the third most successful outfit in F1.
"This will be my first time back at Goodwood since 2003 when I drove the Ferrari F2002," Massa said. "It will be nice to go back as there is always a great atmosphere at Goodwood and it’s a great event. I’m really happy to be able to get behind the wheel of one of the team’s historic cars. It will be fantastic to drive such an incredible car as the FW18."
The Festival of Speed runs from 26-29 June and here are a few more reasons why you should head to Goodwood this weekend: