Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Posted 2017-06-20 in Car
At the end of June, the lowlands of West Sussex will turn into the most wanted place for car and speed lovers. From the 29th of June until the 2nd of July the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) welcomes everyone who is in for cars, speed, oil and fun. From Thursday to Sunday, the FOS presents the audience a whole bunch of speed, and fun when it comes to cars.

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For an event that only exists since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has made a lasting impression on the world of motorsport. This year, for the first time ever, supercars, will take on the Hillclimb on Thursday. This also gives the audience a first glimpse of the latest cars from around the world. Those cars and also motorbikes are also prepared for the weekend’s auction. As you can see, stopping by on Thursday has already it perks! Moreover, if you already come on Thursday you have a less crowded area and prices are not as high as on the weekend. To see the full timetable for the event please click here.

Although it already starts on Thursday, we think you definitely shouldn’t miss the weekend. At the weekend, the FOS presents hundreds of cars from the past, present and the near future. Last year, for example, the Bugatti Chiron, the McLaren 570S Sprint, and the Aston Martin DB11 debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed!

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But that’s not even the best part of the weekend. On Saturday, the world’s latest super- and hypercars are competing against each other to see which of them is the fastest of them all. That is definitely a must see when you consider attending the Festival. Also, celebrities can't await to go to Goodwood. Last year, Jenson Button attended the Festival of Speed. We are curious who will be there this year.! You all know what they say about Sunday: “Sunday Funday” and that is absolutely true for this Festival. On Sunday, June 2nd the incumbent Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg will put his 2014 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Hybrid through its paces up at Goodwood. The 4 days are packed with different attractions and must see's. If you are now also waiting for this event with the same excitement as we are, we think you should have a look at their website and maybe we meet you at Hillclimb!

For more information about the program, prices and how to get there, please visit: https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/festival-of-speed/programme/

By Frederike Müller-Elsner