Stephen Camp  |    |   0  |  12 June 2018

Jenson Button and Guy Martin to race classic Williams' at British GP

Former Williams driver Jenson Button and Guy Martin will take to the track to drive two classic Williams' against each other at Silverstone on the first day of the British Grand Prix weekend.

Williams Heritage has partnered with Channel 4 once again to get Martin involved with the team for his documentary series 'Speed with Guy Martin' for the final episode of his series.

Martin will race against Button in the FW08C which took Keke Rosberg to victory at the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix, while the 2009 world champion will be driving Williams' six-wheeled prototype which got banned prior to the 1983 season, the FW08B.

The former Isle of Man TT racer previously worked with the Williams team in 2017 at the Belgian Grand Prix, he was a member of the team for the weekend where he participated in live pit stops during the race as well as work on the cars in between sessions.

“I feel that I’m in good company behind the wheel of the Williams FW08C," said Martin.

"It was the first F1 car to be driven by the great Ayrton Senna and it won the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix. It’s been a real privilege to work with Williams on bringing this iconic piece of motoring history back to life. Jenson may be a world champion but with a stunning vehicle like this all bets are off.”

Jonathan Williams, boss of Williams Heritage, added: "It has been great to open our doors once again to Guy Martin, this time engaging him with our Williams Heritage department.

"Guy has proved himself to be the consummate professional yet again, being both mechanically adept and having a real feel behind the wheel of a racing car.

"The FW08C continues to play an important role in our 41 years of racing history and we are pleased to offer both Guy and Jenson the opportunity to showcase some of the team’s history at Silverstone."

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