Goodwood announces 2022 Festival of Speed theme

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will celebrate ‘The innovators – masterminds of motorsport’.

Scheduled to take place between June 23-26, FOS will be dedicated to innovation in motoring and motorsport, including the drivers who pushed the sport to the next level and engineers who stretched the rules to breaking point in the name of progress.

A number of iconic and innovative machines will also line up to take on the famous Hill during Sunday’s Shootout as well.

After proving to be a smash-hit last year, the Electric Avenue will return to showcase the latest electric vehicles available and help people understand how they can best make the transition into a zero-carbon future. 

The Future Lab will also be open to visitors throughout the four-day event with the best in innovative future mobility, robotics, aeronautics, space travel and artificial intelligence all set to be on display.

“This year’s Festival theme – ‘The Innovators – Masterminds of Motorsport’ – allows us to celebrate some of the greatest achievements in history, while also highlighting the event’s evolving focus on future technology,” said the Duke of Richmond. 

“Just as race-inspired innovations such as four-valve engines, monocoque chassis and turbocharging have shaped the past and present of the cars we drive in the real world, so electrification, autonomy and other new technologies – the development of which is accelerated by the white heat of competition – will have a profound effect on the future of personal mobility. 

“The Festival of Speed is the only place in the world to bring all these stories together in one place, celebrating the past, present and future in a uniquely immersive, dynamic way.”

Motorsport Maestros take centre stage at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Iconic drivers and groundbreaking cars came together to take centre stage as the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard returned this past weekend (July 8-11) – with tens of thousands of spectators attending the star-studded spectacle.

Following a pandemic-induced hiatus last year, the popular four-day event was back up and running as part of the government’s Events Research Programme. 

Celebrating the ‘The Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders’ – the drivers, teams and manufacturers that have transcended the boundaries of motorsport – those in attendance were able to soak up a feast of entertainment on the Sussex grounds.

From the eye-catching central feature outside Goodwood House, which was dedicated marked the achievements of Lotus, to the swish new Electric Avenue exhibition, showcasing an array of electric cars, there was something for everyone.

Some of the sport’s leading lights were in attendance over the course of the weekend too; with Lando Norris, Roger Penske, Mario Andretti, Damon Hill, Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi, Daniel Ricciardo, Adrian Newey and Alex Albon just a few of the star names.

One of the standout elements of the Festival of Speed was the coveted Hillclimb Shootout. Pitting driver and machine against the tight, twisting course through the Goodwood grounds, Sunday’s action had everyone on the edge of their seats as the battle for top spot unfolded.

Rob Bell would prove to be the benchmark in the end as he powered the McLaren 720S GT3X to a blistering time of 44.95 to claim victory. Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Harry King finished as Bell’s closest challenger in second whilst Travis Pastrana narrowly missed out in third.

British Touring Car Championship race winner Jake Hill emerged as one of the stars of the show as he finished fifth overall and first of the touring car batch, having pieced together a stunning time in the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32.

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.

The great and the good of motorsport will next descend on Goodwood for the annual Goodwood Revival on September 17/18/19.

Goodwood Festival of Speed revved up to make triumphant return

The Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will make a triumphant return this year, revving into life on July 8/9/10/11.

Billed as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, the four-day extravaganza will welcome thousands of fans to the Goodwood estate in West Sussex for the first time since 2019.

With coronavirus restrictions continuing to ease, Goodwood has worked tirelessly with the UK Government to be operate as a pilot event as part of the Events Research Programme (ERP).

As a pilot event, all people on site will need to agree to the conditions of entry set out by the Events Research Programme in order to enjoy the event safely. This will include either having had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before the event, or proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test, which can be taken at home or at a recognised centre within 48 hours of the event.

This year’s theme for Goodwood FOS – “The Maestros – Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders” – is carried over from the abandoned 2020 event and it will highlight those drivers, teams and manufacturers that have transcended the boundaries of motorsport.

One of the most eagerly anticipated parts of the event will be the coveted Hillclimb shootout, which takes centre stage on Sunday, With all manner of machinery set to go against the stopwatch, blistering times are expected to be set on the 1.16-mile course.

Stars of motorsport will also be in attendance across all four days with the likes of Lando Norris, Daniel Ricciardo, John McGuiness, Mario Andretti, Jamie Chadwick Alex Albon, Lance Stroll and Emerson Fittipaldi are just a handful of names fans will see.

Major car manufacturers will all be present at FoS too as they showcase some of their new and innovative models, with one new feature being the ‘Electric Avenue’, which looks towards the future of cars.

With plenty to see and fun for all of the family on every day, the 2021 edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is not to be missed.

Find out more information on the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard by heading to https://www.barc.net/event/goodwood-festival-of-speed/.

Goodwood Festival of Speed ready for ultimate summer motorsport showcase

‘Motorsport’s Record Breakers’ are set to head to Chichester this week (July 4/5/6/7) for the ultimate adrenaline-fuelled summer garden party as the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard roars into life.

Billed as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, the four-day extravaganza will welcome tens of thousands of fans to the Goodwood estate as they showcase the past, present and future.

As has been the case in years gone by, Festival of Speed has selected a theme for the event, with the 2019 edition being Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers; where they will bring together the most celebrated and successful drivers, riders, cars, motorcycles and teams that have gone further than their contemporaries in the pursuit of victory.

Those attending will be able to feast their eyes on what is likely to be another awe-inspiring Goodwood Central Feature. Situated at the front of Goodwood House, this year the centrepiece will be dedicated to Aston Martin in honour of the 70th anniversary of brand winning its first race at Goodwood.

Further celebrations and homages will be made surrounding the career of seven-time Formula 1 champion, the legendary Niki Laura and the Monaco Grand Prix, amongst much more.

One of the most eagerly anticipated parts of the event will be the coveted Hillclimb shootout, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary. With all manner of machinery set to go against the stopwatch, blistering times are expected to be set on the 1.16-mile course.

Stars of motorsport will also be in attendance across all four days with the likes of Lando Norris, Daniel Ricciardo, Alex Albon, Ken Block, Petter Solberg and Tom Kristensen as just a handful of names to be confirmed so far.

Major car manufacturers will all be present at FoS too as they showcase some of their new and innovative models.

With plenty to see and fun for all of the family on every day, the 2019 edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is not to be missed.

Find out more information on the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard by heading to https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/festival-of-speed/.