The measure of Volkswagen’s Festival of Speed success

Festival of Speed - Press Article

Goodwood has confirmed that the time of 41.1s set by Romain Dumas in the Volkswagen ID.R in the timed session on Friday 5th July was the outright fastest ever seen on the Hill in 27 editions of the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard. This time was subsequently broken a day later, on Saturday 6th July, when Dumas powered the Volkswagen ID.R up the Hill in 39.90s.

Volkswagen has therefore set the all-time outright fastest time ever seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, due to the less favourable weather conditions seen on Sunday 7th July, Nick Heidfeld’s time of 41.6s set in 1999 with the McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 remains the fastest ever set in the Sunday Shootout.           

Volkswagen dominated this year’s Festival of Speed, setting the fastest time in every official session and can rightfully claim to have produced the fastest car ever seen on the Hill.

 Top 5 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb times:






Romain Dumas

Volkswagen ID.R



Romain Dumas

Volkswagen ID.R



Nick Heidfeld

McLaren MP4/13



Graeme Wright, Jr.

Gould GR51



Justin Law

Jaguar XJR8/9






Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by MasterCard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights will include the Moving Motor Show, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.


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