Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) is one of the major global motoring events of the year and is held just outside of Hampshire in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex.

Next Event: 13-16 July 2023

The Festival returns in 2023 celebrating Le Man 24 Hours centenary and it’s expected that multiple champions, both drivers and cars will attend.

Part of a series of celebrations for Goodwood this year:

  • 75 years of motorsport at Goodwood, since the Motor Circuit first opened in 1948
  • 30 years of The Festival of Speed
  • 25 years of the Goodwood Revival and Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC)
Goodwood Festival of Speed

The hillclimb

The main focus is on the hill climb where all forms of motorsport are covered.

Forest Rally Stage

The challenging loose-surface Forest Rally Stage is nestled in idyllic woodland.

Who attends?

The event which was founded in 1993 by Lord March attracts famous names in all forms of motorsport and has been attended by Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Bruno Senna, Sir Jackie Stewart, Martin Brundle, Murray Walker, Sir Frank Williams, Marcus Gronholm, Ken Block, Casey Stoner and many more. Around 150,000 visitors attend each year.

Nico Rosberg
Nico Rosberg

The hillclimb record (39.08 seconds)

In 2022 Max Chilton in the McMurtry Spieling fan car set a record time of 39.08 seconds beating the 2019 time by Romain Dumas in a Volkswagen I.D. R (39.9 seconds). The previous record was set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999 when he drove a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One car up the hill in 41.6 seconds (100.385 mph).

Nick Heidfeld
Nick Heidfeld

When is The Festival of Speed?

Held in late June or early July, the event is scheduled to fit into the motor racing calendar to prevent a date clash with the Formula One season.

Once experienced, for many it becomes a permanent date in the diary.


Photos of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Photos of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

Photos of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013

Photos of Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012