Top 10 Things to See
Take a look at some of the most jaw-dropping aspects of the Festival of Speed.
The Top 10 Things to See presented by Mastercard is sure to whet your appetite for high-octane and give you a taste of what to expect this summer.
On the manicured lawns of an English stately home, the tranquil sophistication of a summer garden party is shattered by a piercing wail as a Formula 1 car screeches up the front drive, wreathed in tyre smoke.
It’s an unforgettable experience: a visceral assault on the senses; an intoxicating display of speed and power; a unique joining of the past, present and future of automotive.
In no particular order, here are the top 10 things to see...
1. The hillclimb
The hillclimb is the heart of the Festival of Speed, where vehicles from the Main, Supercar and First Glance Paddocks come together on common ground. With a number of vantage points to choose from, there’s plenty of spots to plan your day’s viewing from as Formula 1, W Series and BTCC drivers take to the Hill.
2. Electric Avenue presented by bp pulse
3. Central Feature
Sitting at the heart of the event, the Central Feature has developed into one of the most eye-catching and iconic aspects of the Festival of Speed. This year's iconic Central Feature will celebrate one of the automotive world's most historic and prestigious marques: Porsche. The brand will become the first to create the Central Feature four times.
4. Future Lab presented by Randox
Flying cars. 3D printed food. Jet packs. Future Lab is the hub of pioneering achievement and provides an immersive technology experience. Discover dynamic, interactive activities that will inspire everyone. Definitely one not to miss.
5. Supercar Paddock
The Supercar Paddock is adjacent to the Startline of the Hill. The cars featured are some of the most advanced in the world, all lined up for our customers’ inspection and enjoyment. A firm favourite with our younger audiences, visitors can get up close and personal with the most exciting and inspiring road cars in the world, all pushing the boundaries of technology.
6. First Glance Paddock presented by heycar
Here is where you can get up close to all the latest vehicles from the automotive world. With many cars under tight wraps ahead of the festival, visiting the First Glance Paddock is essential to see what the future of the motoring industry has in store.
7. Main Paddock
The F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky and the Main Paddock are the best areas to take a peek at the cars and motorcycles from five Formula 1 teams, the W Series motor racing championship, Touring Car championship and IndyCar. You’ll also be in arm’s reach of the Drivers’ Club too – the prime spot to grab a selfie with the stars and heroes of motorsport.
8. Cars & Drivers
Each year the most prolific names in the world assemble at the Festival of Speed for the ultimate motorsport celebration. Stay tuned as over the coming months, we will be announcing must-see drivers and unmissable cars across every discipline of motorsport. In previous years, we've welcomed top drivers such as Nigel Mansell, Sabre Cook, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
9. Cartier Style et Luxe
Mill around near Goodwood House and admire the cream of the crop of rare and intriguing automotive design, with the overall winner being announced on the Sunday by a carefully selected panel of judges.
10. Forest Rally Stage
The Forest Rally Stage is nestled in idyllic woodland, and the road is a single, dusty track. For most of the year all that’s audible are the birds flitting between the trees. But for just one weekend of the year, the silence is torn apart by male and female rally drivers, tackling the tight hairpin turns in their fire-breathing rally cars.
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Festival of Speed
13 - 16 July 2023
Gates open 0700hrs
Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX
The world's greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture