2023 Festival of Speed preview | Everything you need to know

12th July 2023
Simon Ostler

We are merely hours away from the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard getting underway, so to help you prepare for what is bound to be a weekend packed with action and excitement, we’ve put this definitive guide together where you can find everything you need all in one place.

Whether you’re attending the event, or planning to follow the action from home, this is the ultimate preview for the Festival of Speed.


2023 Festival of Speed entry list

We can guarantee there will be a moment during the weekend when you see something you’ve never seen before. It’s times like this when the Festival of Speed entry list can be extremely helpful. It’s also the best way for you to know which cars and drivers will be taking part in which batches on the Hill. Keen to see the Garage 56 Chevrolet Camaro rumble up the Hill? The entry list will let you know it’s running in the Timed Shootout.


2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed entry list

09th July 2023

2023 Festival of Speed timetable

When there is quite so much going on, it can be difficult to keep track of which cars are doing what and at what time. You’ll do well to keep a close eye on the Festival of Speed timetable to keep track of all the action, both on the Hill and across the estate at the various showcases taking place throughout the event.


2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed timetable

02nd July 2023

How to watch the 2023 Festival of Speed

If you haven’t been lucky enough to secure a ticket for the Festival of Speed this year then you are by no means alone (although at time of writing, there are some Thursday tickets available!). Fortunately, we’ll have coverage of every moment of hillclimb action from the very first run on Thursday morning until the culmination of the weekend on Sunday evening on our live stream. You’ll also be able to find highlights packages on our YouTube channel.


How to watch the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed

03rd July 2023

New car launches at the 2023 Festival of Speed

Thursday at the Festival of Speed promises to be one of the busiest days of the year for the car industry as a huge number of manufacturers prepare to debut their latest models. We’re expecting to see brand new unveils from the likes of Porsche, Hyundai, Caterham, Ferrari and Lamborghini, with many more either due to be on display or in dynamic action on the Hill throughout the weekend.


New cars you can see at the 2023 Festival of Speed

15th July 2023

What’s happening at FOS Future Lab?

A world leading showcase of technology, this year FOS Future Lab presented by Randox is championing ‘Technology for a Better World’, incorporating the work of 23 pioneering exhibitors. It will also house a special exhibit called ‘Beyond Earth, For Earth’ curated by astronaut Tim Peak.


FOS Future Lab returns for 2023 Festival of Speed

06th June 2023

What’s happening at Electric Avenue?

The future of motoring is electric. So the Festival of Speed is keen to showcase the very latest electric cars on offer from many of the world’s leading manufacturers. There are offerings from mainstream brands: Ford, Renault, Porsche etc. But you’ll see some exciting new entries from companies you may not have heard of: HiPhi, BYD and Nio. Electric Avenue is back this year to help you find your perfect EV, whether you need space for a family, or something that’s going to offer some thrills.


What to see in Electric Avenue at the 2023 Festival of Speed

09th July 2023

MotoGP at the 2023 Festival of Speed

In case you missed it, this year at the Festival of Speed we’re set to be graced with the presence of some of the world’s best motorcycle racers from MotoGP. In all, you can expect to see bikes and riders from six different teams take to the Hill, including reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia and his Ducati team-mate Enea Bastianini. This will be a rare demonstration of the latest machinery from one of the world’s premier motorsport series, which will see current bikes from the 2023 season fly past Goodwood House.


MotoGP champion Bagnaia among ten riders to star at FOS 2023

27th June 2023

Porsche at the 2023 Festival of Speed

This year sees Porsche celebrated on the Goodwood Central Feature in front of the House, as the famous sportscar brand celebrates its 75th Anniversary. Underneath the spectacular sculpture, a cohort of Porsche’s most iconic road and racing cars will be under the spotlight throughout the weekend, both on the Hill and on display across the event.


Festival of Speed 2023: Porsche by Numbers

06th July 2023

What’s happening on the Forest Rally stage?

It’s not just about the cars on the Hill. The Forest Rally Stage will once again be a hive of activity as many of the world’s most famous rally cars tackle the challenging course. Machinery spanning the 1970s through to the very latest Rally1 regs will be on show, a list that includes Imprezas, Fiestas, Escorts and Quattros.

F1 at the 2023 Festival of Speed

As always, Formula 1 will have a substantial presence at the Festival of Speed. Both McLaren, with Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, and Williams, with Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, will be in attendance over the weekend, while Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull will also be showcasing various cars from their history. A visit to the F1 paddock is always a worthwhile jaunt, but experiencing the V10 scream of cars such as the Williams FW19 will be true highlights of the weekend.


Which F1 drivers are coming to the Festival of Speed?

29th June 2023

Star drivers at the 2023 Festival of Speed

It wouldn’t be the Festival of Speed without a long list of famous and legendary names on the entry list, and this year is no exception. Along with our four current F1 drivers, world champions Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen, Jenson Button, Emerson Fittipaldi will also be sending various racing icons up the Hill over the weekend.

Away from F1, the list of legends includes Tom Kristensen, Giacomo Agostini, Richard Attwood, Martin Brundle, David Coulthard, Mich Doohan, Dario Franchitti, Travis Pastrana, Mick Schumacher, Petter Solberg, Benoit Treluyer and Mark Webber. And that’s just to scratch the surface.


McLaren Racing to celebrate 60th anniversary at Festival of Speed

06th June 2023

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    All of the action from the Timed Shootout

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    FOS Future Lab returns for 2023 Festival of Speed

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    MotoGP legends at the 2023 Festival of Speed

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