All living F1 champions to attend Bahrain GP

Jackie Stewart will be one of 20 champions at the Bahrain GP

Jan.13 (GMM) All living F1 world champions will come together at March’s 2010 season opener in Bahrain.

“This will be a truly special occasion, especially for all those who love F1 and who have been following the sport for many years,” said circuit boss Martin Whitaker.

There are 20 living world champions and “they will all be here” as part of F1’s 60th anniversary celebrations, he confirmed.

Among the 20 living champions are Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, Alan Jones, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jack Brabham and John Surtees.

There are also four world champions in the 2010 championship, and 2007 title winner Kimi Raikkonen could theoretically attend the event due to a gap in the rally calendar.

Up to 20 of the cars driven by the champions will be on display.

“This promises to be something spectacular,” Whitaker said.