Who’s driving at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed?

26th May 2022
Ben Miles

With the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard just a matter of weeks away, we can now begin to compile our list of incredible racing drivers who will be appearing on the Hill in June.

This list will be regularly updated in the run up to the 2022 Festival, so remember to keep checking back regularly to make sure you don’t miss out on seeing who is coming to this year’s event

We’ll pick out a few of the highlights here, but the list is long and full of quality, so make sure you do look at the full list of names attending and keep an eye on our social media channels for more announcements in the run up to the event.


What F1 drivers will be at the 2022 Festival of Speed?

While we can’t confirm any current drivers just yet, there’s a whole host of former F1 racers set to line up to drive up the famous Goodwood Hill. World champions include Mika Häkkinen, Jenson Button, Damon Hill and Jackie Stewart – who have the small matter of seven F1 Drivers’ titles between them.

Other F1 drivers set to be at the Festival include nine-time Grand Prix winner Mark Webber, six-time winner Riccardo Patrese and Sky Sports presenter, Williams Heritage driver and former HRT and Lotus driver Karun Chandhok. Away from drivers, Adrian Newey, one of the greatest engineers in F1 history, will also be at the Festival.

As well as these F1 legends, Nigel Mansell will be joining us for the whole weekend to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of his 1992 F1 World Championship victory.

We have some very special F1 announcements to come over the next few weeks, so keep an eye on our pages for more details.


Which Le Mans racers will be at the Festival?

Between Tom Kristensen and Andre Lotterer, there are the small matter of 12 Le Mans victories set to be on the Hill. Lotterer will be joined by his former Audi team-mate, with whom he shared all his Le Mans victories, Benoit Treluyer as well as one-time La Sarthe victor, and Goodwood House Captain, Jochen Mass.

Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell, perhaps the greatest team-mates in Le Mans history, who have 11 wins between them, will both be at the Festival of Speed as well as 1970 winner, and the man who clinched Porsche’s first ever win at Le Mans, Richard Attwood. Five-time Le Mans champion, and also a Goodwood House Captain, Emanuele Pirro and the man who has raced at Le Mans more than any other: Henri Pescarolo top off the list.


Will there be any motorcycle racers at the Festival of Speed?

In simple terms, of course there will! We’ve already announced that Wayne Rainey is going to get back on a Grand Prix bike again for the first time since he was paralysed in an accident. Joining him will be his old adversaries, Kenny Roberts, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz. We’ll also have one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time at Goodwood, as Giacomo Agostini returns the estate. Fellow MotoGP race-winner Dani Pedrosa will also return to Goodwood this summer.

From the world of road racing, you can expect to see 16-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson, no doubt dangling a wheel in the air for the crowd as he heads under that famous Festival of Speed bridge.


Which BTCC drivers will be at FOS?

Dan Cammish is set to take part in the first two stages of the Timed Shootout in the latest generation hybrid BTCC racing car. He will be joined at the event by Josh Cook, Jason Plato and Adam Morgan, who will be taking part in various activities on the Kwik Fit stage. Sadly over the weekend the four drivers have to be at the British Touring Car Championship round at Croft.

Are any US racers coming to the Festival?

Of course! The Festival of Speed wouldn’t be what it is without some of the greatest drivers in American racing history. As well as preparing to race at the Revival again, four-time IndyCar champion and triple Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti will be seen on the Hill in various cars through the weekend. He’ll be joined by current IndyCar racer Tatiana Calderon and there will be a cohort of stars from Formula Drift ready to head back to Goodwood for the first time since the Covid-19 Pandemic.


What other racing drivers will we see at Goodwood?

Why yes! Now we’re just a week or so away from the Festival we have a slew of new names added to our list. From the world of Formula 1, George Russell – currently sitting in fourth in the standings and the only F1 driver to finish in the top five of every race so far in 2022 will drive a Mercedes-AMG F1 car from 2019. Fellow Mercedes driver, fresh from racing at Le Mans, Esteban Gutierrez will also take to the hill over the weekend.

Timed Shootout record holder Nick Heidfeld will return, driving the brand new Gen3 Formula E car and fellow former FE driver Neel Jani will also be on the Hill over the weekend. Current Outright record holder Romain Dumas is also returning to the Goodwood Hill.

TT legend John McGuinness will be back at Goodwood, along with fellow two-wheeled stars Jeremy McWilliams, Steve Parish, Michael Rutter and Jenny Tinmouth. From the world of drifting, Baggsy is returning with his bonkers, LS-swapped Nissan GT-R.

As if that wasn’t a good enough list, we can also add stars including Sir Chris Hoy, touring car legend Klaus Ludwig, Extreme E star Catie Munnings, sportscar legend Brian Redman, German ace Hans Stuck, multiple F1 race winner John Watson and many more at the Festival. This page will be regularly updated with more names as they are confirmed.

Click here to view the full list of drivers at the 2022 Festival of Speed.

Photography by Dominic James, Jochen Van Cauwenberge, Drew Gibson, Phill Hay and Pete Summers.

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