surtees and Räikkönen Delight Fans at shell Goodwood Hillclimb
British motor racing legend John Surtees and Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen treated Goodwood Festival of Speed visitors to a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as the two Formula OneTM World Champions ascended the renowned festival Hillclimb together in their championship winning cars.
To celebrate 50 years since his championship victory, Shell proudly reunited Surtees with the Ferrari 158 F1 that he drove to glory with Scuderia Ferrari in 1964, while Räikkönen lined up alongside him in his 2007 championship-winning Ferrari F2007. The two Shell-fuelled cars then climbed the hill of the majestic Goodwood Estate together to the delight of thousands of Sunday visitors.
“This is a very special year for me - to celebrate the 50th anniversary of your Formula One World Championship win is an important milestone for any racer. I am happy to be able to share this wonderful moment at the Festival of Speed with Shell, who supported me in 1964, just as they continue to do with Kimi and Scuderia Ferrari today.” - John Surtees, 1964 Formula One World Champion
The event was Räikkönen’s first ever appearance at the festival. There, he met with fans and explored some of the festival exhibitions, including the Shell Eco marathon zone, where Shell was celebrating 100 years of continuous innovation. Räikkönen talked to student engineers from University College London’s Team Hydrone and experienced the performance of these ultra energy-efficient cars in the state-of-the-art Shell Eco-marathon simulator.
“It was great to have the chance to join John in celebrating his incredible career. This is my first time at Goodwood and it’s been amazing to see so many motoring fans come together to share their passion for cars with one another.” - Kimi Räikkönen, Scuderia Ferrari driver
“John Surtees and Kimi Räikkönen are two of the greatest drivers of their time, who have achieved their greatest successes with Ferrari and Shell. We’re delighted to be able to host this unique union at the Goodwood Festival of Speed between two incredibly popular world champions.” - Lord March, Goodwood.