Festival of Speed 2019 : a celebration of car performance at Goodwood
As usual, this edition of the Festival of Speed will honor today and yesterday car performance’s finest. Beginning today and ending this Sunday, this 2019 event will take place in Duke of Richmond’s estate : the mythical “Goodwood House”. This year, the theme will be around the Speed Kings : those cars, motos, racers and teams which broke records.
Festival of Speed : speed at its climax
From 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m., it’s on a 1.86 km winding road, the “Hillclimb”, that the most performant racers will be facing each other. Divided by speed, six different groups will compete : pre-war cars, Formula 1, Supercars, exclusive previews, sports and drift cars…
Besides, the Festival of Speed has the honour to welcome some historical single-seaters. Note the attendance of the 1923 Aston Martin Razor Blade, the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25, the 1966 Lola-Ford T90 and the 1969 Brabham-Cosworth BT26A. The icing of the cake : Michael Schumacher’s mythical car, the Ferrari F1-2000, will be present.
The event will reach its climax on Sunday. Many Supercars will try to break the record established in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld and its McLaren MP4-13. This Shootout Sunday will see the participation of Romain Dumas and his Volkswagen ID.R : the most serious contender to beat the 41.6 seconds record. Many other pilots have announced their attendance : Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill, Casey Stoner, Sébastien Ogier and many others.
An unmissable event for automobile lovers
The Festival of Speed will celebrate many birthdays. The centenary of Bentley and Citroen, the 125th birthday of Mercedes’ entry in car competition, Porsche 50 years… Plenty of festivites ! As such, parades, displays and exclusive models exhibitions will occur. Among them, the Ami One Concept, fifteen Porsche 917, the Ferrari PB80/C, or even a Monza SP2. Globally, Goodwood will host up to 650 cars (more than 2 billions in worth).