The overall theme of this year’s event is”Speed Kings — Motorsport’s Recordbreakers,” and Schumacher has been chosen to celebrate his 50th birthday in January also to mark the 25th anniversary of his first world championship, earned with Benetton in 1994.

Goodwood claims that”his famous cars, family members, friends, teammates and former competitions” will be present for the event.

Schumacher’s former title competitions Mika Hakkinen and Damon Hill will be among those taking part, together with the latter likely to induce one of those seven-time world winner’s cars.

“We’re delighted that the Goodwood Festival of Speed has chosen to celebrate Michael’s livelihood, in the year of his 50th birthday, also on the 25th anniversary of his first World Championship,” said Schumacher family spokesperson Sabin Kehm.

“It is especially fitting this calendar year, as the event’s’Record Breakers’ motif perfectly encapsulates his incredible accomplishments, for example records, a number of which could not be broken.

“We hope the public enjoy the chance to observe an assortment of his winning cars, and the numerous friends, competitions and team members, that are coming into Goodwood to encourage the occasion.

“We invite the Duke of Richmond and the Goodwood team in making Michael this important feature of this year’s event”

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