Goodwood Festival Of Speed Confirms Formula 1 Attendance

Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Goodwood Festival Of Speed - Image courtesy - Nigel Harniman

If speed is your thing and Goodwood is somewhere you fancy, you’ll be pleased to learn that five current Formula 1 teams are already confirmed to attend the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 8-11 July.

The F1 attendance continues the long-standing tradition which began at the Festival of Speed in 1994 with the world’s fastest machines thrashing around the circuit and diving in and out of the busy and often hectic pit lane.

Formula 1 teams first visited the Festival in 1994, when the event was in its infancy, with Williams, McLaren, and Arrows joining the celebrations and taking to the Hill that year. It remains the only event outside the World Championship calendar regularly attended by all the top teams.

Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Goodwood Festival Of Speed – Image courtesy – Drew Gibson

Joining the automotive speed demons will be the McLaren F1 Team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Red Bull Racing Honda, Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow, and Williams Racing.

With the F1 season now underway, the Festival of Speed provides the best, and one of the only, opportunities to see the cars and drivers up close this year outside of a Grand Prix weekend. Visitors to the Festival can enjoy unrivaled access, as the teams’ engineers prepare the cars to take on the iconic hillclimb, the engines roar into life, and the drivers get behind the wheel.

Over the years, the Festival’s F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky Sports has been graced by the greatest cars in the sport’s history, driven by World Champions past, present, and future, and 2021 will be no exception.

The Duke of Richmond said:
“The glamour and spectacle of Formula 1 have become an intrinsic part of the Festival of Speed with so many legendary teams, drivers, and cars attending over the years. We can’t wait to once again hear and see the cars running in anger up the Hill, delighting the fans as only Grand Prix winners can.”

The news follows many high-profile events confirming their intentions of full-steam ahead as we move along the government roadmap and into a full easing of lockdown restrictions in June…

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