This sounds incredible But in the desert Kingdom of Bahrain nothing is left to chance. To make sure the race is truly unforgettable, the organisers, led by the Crown Prince of Bahrain Shaikh Salman, have invited every living world champion to attend. Amazingly nearly all of them have accepted and will parade their championship-winning cars around the circuit to celebrate 60 years of Formula One racing. The list of invitees reads like the motorsport hall of fame: Mika Hakkinen, Jacques Villeneuve, Damon Hill, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Niki Lauda, Keke Rosberg, Alan Jones, Jody Scheckter, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jackie Stewart, John Surtees and Jack Brabham. Of course, there are four world champions taking part in the Bahrain Grand Prix itself, with Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher all ready for battle. Putting together such an event is no easy task. We're talking about asking F1 champions, with F1 champion-sized egos. to line up alongside each other as equals. But Shaikh Salman, the man who brought F1 to the Middle East in 2004, says that once the drivers heard about the idea they were very willing to take part.