Goodwood SpeedWeek Launches Friday

Chichester, West Sussex, ENGLAND – After announcing the new virtual event less than three months ago, Goodwood Road & Racing is preparing to get SpeedWeek underway.

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Most importantly, Goodwood wants to be sure that fans have all of the details on how to have the best online experience during the Oct. 16-18 action.

With Goodwood celebrating the 70th anniversary of F1, the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s first Le Mans victory, and TWR Jaguars at Le Mans, you know there will be lots of historic cars on track. Among the stars is a selection of legendary Lotuses: an ex-Stirling Moss 18, ex-Graham Hill 49B, and two ex-Emerson Fittipaldi 72s that have claimed wins at the Monaco, German, Spanish, South African, Italian, British, Belgian, Brazilian, Austrian and Argentinian Grands Prix.

Courtesy of Goodwood Road & Racing. Photo: Drew Gibson

At the other end of the scale is a V10 screamer in the form of a McLaren-Mercedes MP4/15 from 2000, leading a selection of McLaren legends from the previous decades.

Courtesy of Goodwood Road & Racing. Photo: Matt Sills

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a number of the marque’s Le Mans legends will be on track at Goodwood. The Le Mans-winning 917K at La Sarthe in 1970 will accompany a selection of its winning successors, including the back-to-back 1984 and 1985-winning 956B, the WSC-95, 911 GT1-98 and the latest Porsche victor, the 919 Hybrid.

Until the track action gets underway, enjoy this original 1959 Aston Martin DBR4 F1 test video of the car going through its paces at Goodwood.