Goodwood Festival of Speed.Goodwood, Engalnd.23rd - 26th June 2022.Photo: Drew Gibson

The Hillclimb

An iconic Festival of Speed feature, the Hillclimb sees road and race cars and bikes, old and new, speeding up the hill.

Goodwood Festival of Speed.Goodwood, Engalnd.23rd - 26th June 2022.Photo: Drew Gibson
2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed.Goodwood, England.8th - 11th July 2021 .Photo: Drew Gibson
39.08s Fastest Hillclimb Record
1.16 Miles Long
500+ Cars up the Hillclimb

What is the hillclimb?

Winding its way through the centre of the event, the 1.16-mile hill is the centre of the action. Every year, this unassuming stretch of road is transformed in to one of motor racing's most challenging courses. For iconic manufacturers, drivers and race teams, it’s a chance to show off their stunning machines and perfectly honed driving skills. But when the stopwatch comes out on Sunday, only a select few put everything on the line for a shot at glory.

Shootout Sunday

No more practice. No more preparation. This is the moment when some of the event's greatest drivers show what they can do. On Sunday, world-renowned drivers and cars take turns to set the fastest time up the hill. Will anyone beat Max Chilton's blistering record of 39.08 seconds set in 2022? Previous entrants include the likes of Sebastien Loeb, Travis Pastrana, Anthony Reid and Nick Heidfeld.
Record holders

Sunday Shootout winners



  • 2023 - Marvin Kirchhöfer - McLaren Solus GT - 0:45:34
  • 2022 - Max Chilton - McMurtry Spéirling - 0:39:08
  • 2021 - Rob Bell - McLaren 720S GT3X - 0:45:01
  • 2019 - Romain Dumas - Volkswagen I.D R Pikes Peak - 0:42:32
  • 2018 - Romain Dumas - Volkswagen I.D R Pikes Peak - 0:44:32
  • 2017 - Justin Law - Jaguar XJR-12D - 0:46.13
  • 2016 - Olly Clark - Subaru Impreza "Gobstopper II" - 0:46.23
  • 2015 - Olly Clark - Subaru Impreza "Gobstopper II" - 0:44.91
  • 2014 - Sébastien Loeb - Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak - 0:44.60

Romain Dumas driving Volkswagen ID. R on the Goodwood FOS hillclimb

The Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb was the narrowest, bumpiest, least grippy course I've ever driven. But I loved it.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Indy 500 Champ & F1 Legend


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