The central sculpture at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the life and career of long-time Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone – the first time the giant display has been dedicated to an individual.
The Central Feature at the event is traditionally dedicated to a manufacturer celebrating a milestone anniversary. But the display for this year’s event, held on 29 June to 2 July, will honour Ecclestone by displaying five cars representing the five ‘ages’ of his career.
Ecclestone was ousted from his role as F1 boss by Liberty Media, the sport’s new owners, ahead of this season. He retains an honorary role as chairman emeritus.
“This is not so much a tribute, but rather a Goodwood celebration of a racer who has had such a huge influence on the sport that we all love,” said Festival founder Lord March. “Now that Bernie has stepped aside from running F1, he has agreed to spend the weekend at the Festival with many of the great names with whom he has worked with during a life dedicated to racing.