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BMW Celebrating Nelson Piquet at Goodwood in BT52 and M1 Procar

It will also drive the V12 LMR up the Goodwood Hill

 
 
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Nelson Piquet won the drivers' championship in the Brabham BT52 30 years ago

BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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and MiniMINI (BMW)MINI (BMW)Germany, 2000 > present15 models
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have quite a lineup planned for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The biggest draw for the marque will be Nelson Piquet driving the Brabham BT52BT52 BMWBrabham BT52 BMWUnited Kingdom, 1983 > present1 photo
30 years after he won the Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship in the car. BMW will also be giving the Gran Lusso CoupeGran Lusso CoupeBMW Gran Lusso CoupeGermany, 2013 > 201317 photos
its UK debut at the show. Mini is also supplying ten specially modified bumper cars for visitors to drive.

Piquet will drive the BT52 up the Goodwood Hill. The BT52 was powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 1,500hp in qualifying trim, and a body designed by Gordon Murray.

Piquet will also drive an M1 ProcarM1 Group 4BMW M1 Group 4Germany, 1979 > present2 photos
up the Goodwood Hill.

Finally, BMW will be racing the V12 LMRV12 LMRBMW V12 LMRGermany, 1999 > present3 photos
up the Goodwood Hill. The 580hp V12 prototype won the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans and will be driven by former F1 driver Marc Surer.

The BMW pavilion will display all of the current BMW M Cars and host an autograph session with Fifth Gear host and former racer Tiff Needell.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from July 11-14 with most events beginning on July 12.

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