Among the 100 Formula 1, Le Mans and iconic racing cars that will compete will include the Ferrari 643, driven by four-time F1 champion Alain Prost in the 1991 F1 season, and the Rothmans Porsche 962 – a car with a rich pedigree that won the 1987 ‘Money Race’ at the Norisring with Mauro Baldi, the 1994 Le Mans champion, and Jonathan Palmer of Formula 1.
The Benetton B192, which won the 1992 Belgian Grand Prix and also marked the first of Schumacher’s 91 victories in F1, and the Hesketh 308B, driven by James Hunt, the 1976 F1 World Champion, will also feature of the impressive lineup.
As the Dubai Autodrome hosts top international and local motorsport events, the return of the Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival is of tremendous importance to the venue.
Faisal Al Sahlawi, General Manager of Dubai Autodrome said: “The Gulf Historic Dubai Grand Prix Revival holds a very special place in my heart as I have been fortunate to have attended the Goodwood Revival a number of times before. It’s something I’ve always wanted to see at a similar level in the United Arab Emirates.
“Following the successful homage to the 1981 Dubai Grand Prix last year, we are thrilled to host the second edition. This year, the number of cult car races has increased significantly, as has the entertainment options away from the race track. The Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival will be a family-friendly festival and we encourage everyone to buy their tickets now and be a part of this prestigious event.”
In addition to the racing events, fans can enter the paddock and the grandstand and get up close to the legendary motorsport models. There will also be a classic car show featuring some of the rarest and most beautiful cars from the UAE’s most dedicated car collectors, while the event’s inaugural Concours d’Élégance will offer fans plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of the best road cars in the world.
The Paddock will also host a festival of music, culture and food for fans of all ages, while the Apex Garden will offer festival-goers the chance to catch all the action at the track in a live-streamed cinema with younger fans in the children’s playground.
Pierre Brice-Mena, Managing Director of GP Extreme, the organizers of the event, said: “We look forward to welcoming fans back to the Dubai Autodrome for the second Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival. Whether you’re a die-hard motorsports fan or completely new to the sport, there will be something for everyone.
“Complementing the dazzling on-track action is a festival of music, culture and luxurious hospitality. There will be no shortage of entertainment throughout the race weekend, and fans from around the world can immerse themselves in the glamor and excitement of motorsport.
“We can’t wait to see all the fans this November, where the excitement of racing is matched by the excitement and vibrancy of the paddock.”
General admission tickets and hospitality packages can be purchased at a visit www.ticketmaster.ae.