TT legend Guy Martin built his racing reputation on two wheels – but now he’s switching to four, to take part in his first ever Formula 1 race – going head-to-head with 2009 F1 World Champion Jenson Button around the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
Guy will be driving a classic 1983 Williams F1 car – an FW08c - the first Formula 1 car Ayrton Senna ever drove - and now the first Guy will ever drive as well.
For six months, Guy worked with the Williams’ Heritage Division to restore his car from museum piece to full racing condition. And under the direction of former F1 driver, Karun Chandhok, Guy has learned how to drive Formula 1 style – starting out in a Vauxhall Astra on a Leicestershire Airfield and building up to his appointment with Jenson Button at Silverstone, on British Grand Prix weekend.
And while Jenson may have thousands of competitive F1 laps under his belt, he’s also heading into the unknown, as he’ll be driving an experimental prototype Williams from the 1980s … an F1 car with six wheels!
The show culminates on a beautiful day at Silverstone as Guy and Jenson hang out at Silverstone and then head out to race head-to-head over 5 laps in a unique never-to-be-repeated Formula 1 race.