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Historics: F1 Jenson Button confirmed for 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Formula 1 2009 World Champion Jenson Button has confirmed his attendance at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, according to a press release from Goodwood on Thursday, May 29. The British driver is currently eighth in this season's drivers' championship in the worldwide racing series.

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According to Goodwood, Jenson Button is the third ex-Formula 1 World Champion to confirm his attendance at this year’s Festival of Speed. He joins fellow Briton John Surtees and Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi – who will celebrate 40 years since McLaren’s maiden drivers’ world championship by driving the M23 in which he claimed the 1974 title.

Button is no stranger to the Festival of Speed and has attended 14 times previously, driving machinery as diverse as a 1970 Can-Am McLaren M8D, a P1 supercar and Alain Prost’s 1986 title-winning grand prix car. This year, McLarens attending the event include M23, MP4/2 and MP4-26 Formula 1 machines.

Button entered Formula 1 just three years after first getting into a race car, according to Goodwood. His 253 World Championship grand prix starts for Williams, Benetton, Renault, BAR, Honda, Brawn and McLaren have delivered 15 victories, eight pole positions, eight fastest laps and 50 podiums.

About the celebration of speed held in his home country every summer, Button commented, "Goodwood is one of the highlights of my season. I’ve had the chance to get behind the wheel of some incredible historic racing cars there, which I’d never have been able to drive otherwise, and to meet some of the most enthusiastic fans, who have given me a tremendous amount of support over the years. I’m really looking forward to it."

The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place at the Goodwood Circuit in Chichester, England June 26-29.

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