The Need for Speed: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is always a high-octane experience, but things are going up a gear for its Silver Jubilee
On a normal year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is an impressive experience. Full-throttle racing up the historic hillclimb; a parade of the rarest cars in the world; Formula One drivers mingling with A-listers. But this year isn’t just a normal one: it’s the Festival of Speed’s Silver Jubilee.
To mark the occasion, the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March) is choosing his 25 favourite moments from the past 25 years: personal highlights which – in very different ways – have been landmarks in the Festival’s history. These moments, and the cars and drivers which created them, will be cornerstones of this year’s event.
To make 2018’s Festival of Speed even more of an occasion, the main feature will be celebrating Porsche’s 70th anniversary. A range of the German marque’s greatest cars – old and new – will be showcased in a dedicated batch on the Goodwood Hillclimb, with other examples of the its rich heritage displayed around the site.
The FoS is the only event outside of the Grand Prix calendar where you can see all the major F1 cars up close and in action
The FoS is also the only event outside of the Grand Prix calendar where you can see all the major F1 cars up close and in action. Our insider’s tip: head to the Top Paddock, where the racers regularly perform burnouts before meeting the audience.
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed is on from 12-15 July. Tickets start at £37; hospitality from £135. Book your tickets now.