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:
The main focus is on the hill climb where all forms of motorsport are covered.
The challenging loose-surface Forest Rally Stage is nestled in idyllic woodland.
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.
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).
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.