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Historic Formula 1 and Race Car Demos

Historic Race Car Demos

Iconic F1 cars took to the Brands Hatch circuit to perform a series of demonstration laps, offering a unique glimpse into the sights, sounds, and smells of Italy's rich racing heritage. 2022 Festival Italia presented the largest gathering of F1 cars ever seen at the event.

F1 cars at Festival Italia 2022:


Ford V10-powered 1998 Minardi F1(chassis M198-01) – driven by owner James Belton.


This car is chassis M198-01 and was the first M198 model built for the 1998 Formula 1 season. It made its competitive debut at the Australian Grand Prix with Shinji Nakano behind the wheel. The Japanese driver qualified in 22nd position for the race but had to retire on lap 8 following a driveshaft failure.

 Minardi M198-01 was next used at the Brazilian Grand Prix where Nakano qualified 18th but retired yet again after spinning out into turn one after just three laps. The car made its final appearance during the 1998 season at the Argentine Grand Prix. It started 19th on the grid and Nakano finished in a respectable 13th place.


1992 Benetton B192 - Lorina McLaughlin

1987 Arrows A10 - Robert Spencer




Benetton B190 - John Reaks




Honda F1 RA108 - Kevin Mason


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