Goodwood Festival of Speed delivers unforgettable four-day spectacle

The Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard proved to be as spectacular as ever this year as more than 200,000 spectators flocked to West Sussex for what is always one of the biggest events on the British motoring calendar. 

Bringing together legendary drivers and riders, iconic racing machines and global manufacturers, the four-day spectacle in West Sussex had something for everyone, with the 2022 theme acknowledging those that have been dedicated to innovation in motoring and motorsport. 

As always, a stunning Central Feature took pride of place outside Goodwood House and this year it celebrated the 50th anniversary of the birth of one of motoring’s most iconic brands: BMW M. The incredible sculpture paid homage to five decades BMW’s M cars with several iconic models taking centre stage.

Whilst the Central Feature stood tall for all to see, jaw-dropping cars were around almost every turn with a wave of new cars launched, the Michelin Supercar Paddock showcasing exotic machines and the Electric Avenue offering a glimpse into the present and future for the automotive industry. 

Down the years the Festival of Speed has always attracted the great and good of two and four wheels and this year was no different as the likes of Nigel Mansell, Sir Jackie Stewart, George Russell and Wayne Rainey – who was back in the saddle of his 1992-championship-winning Yamaha YZR500, nearly three decades after a terrifying incident left him paralysed from the chest down – along with many others were all in attendance.

One of the standout elements of the Festival of Speed has always been the coveted Hillclimb Shootout and this year saw the McMurtry Speirling EV smashing the existing lap record. 

The tiny electric rocket ship Рwhich uses an innovative underbody fan to maximise downforce and was driven by Max Chilton Рset a blistering time of 39.08 seconds on the 1.1-mile course to take the bragging rights. 

With an abundance of trade stands, live entertainment and aerial displays from the Red Arrows in the skies above, the 2022 edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by MasterCard proved to be one of the best yet.

You can watch back all the action from the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard HERE. 

To view the full classification of results from the Hillclimb Shootout, CLICK HERE.