This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. In that time it has grown from a small celebration of motorsport at Lord March’s country pile into one of the world’s biggest motorsport shows.
With hundreds of iconic cars and world famous drivers lining up to tackle Goodwood’s narrow and winding hillclimb and twisting rally stage, here are the 20 things we’re most looking forward to...
Putting worries about tyre conservation to the back of their minds, expect to see Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Nico Rosberg and Roman Grosjean indulge in burnouts to thrill the crowds.
Renault’s unhinged Twin’Run and Twizy F1 concepts will debut on British soil. Former Renault F1 racers Rene Arnoux and Alain Prost and rally legend Jean Ragnotti will take turns in driving the machines.
If you want to see what WRC is really like, make sure you stroll up the hill and watch Andreas Mikkelsen and other legends slide around the forest rally stage.
Cartier Style et Lux
50 of the world’s finest historics will compete at this year’s concours d’élégance, including the stunning 1929 Bugatti Type 41 ‘Royale’ and the one-off Phantom Corsair from 1938.
Speed record machines
Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird V LSR is crossing the Atlantic from its home at the Daytona International Speedway to be joined by the Bluebird CN7 LSR. Also look out for the LSR Sunbeam 1000bhp Tiger.
From F1 to P1
There’s the tantalising potential of the McLaren P1 hypercar, on its dynamic debut, having a crack at the fastest time up the 1.16-mile course for a production car. Not to be missed.
Michelin supercar run
Expect to see more than 50 supercars in total, with the likes of Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti and Jaguar represented. Supercars will also feature in a new parking area close to the hill.
232 GP wins on parade
17 winners; 232 F1 successes. Legends such as Nelson Piquet, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Jochen Mass and Emerson Fittipaldi will appear. Look out for ‘Quick’ Nick Heidfeld, too.
The lion roars
Peugeot’s copper and carbonfibre supercar – the Onyx - combines futuristic design and the use of innovative materials with huge power from a 3.7-litre, 600bhp, V8 HDI diesel-electric hybrid power unit.
Moving Motor Show
The Goodwood Moving Motor Show, held on Thursday, will offer new car buyers and enthusiasts the opportunity to see the very latest models up close, and in many cases drive them.
Porsche 911 turns 50
Experience Bowler first-hand
Not only will visitors get the chance to see and hear the ferocious Bowler rally cars at the off-road driving area, but (for a fee) will get to experience them, too.