The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed will run from the 29th June to 2nd July. The theme for the motoring world’s annual garden party is ‘Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s Game-Changers’.

Naturally this means a huge variety of race cars will be in action, including 1,000bhp turbocharged Formula 1 cars from the 1980s, unlimited Group 7 sportscars from the heyday of Can-Am, and spectacular Group B machines from the world of rallying. In terms of the cars on display, that is just the tip of the iceberg.

This year’s Festival of Speed also coincides with Ferrari’s 70th birthday, an event which will be celebrated at Goodwood in some style with at least 70 of the Italian manufacturer’s best machines reportedly pencilled in to grace the 1.16-mile hill route.

And no doubt there will be some famous faces in the grounds of Goodwood House as well. In 2016 Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg all made appearances, as did Sir Stirling and Sir Jackie Stewart.

The hill climb programme is the main feature at the FoS, with everything from elderly classic racers to supercars and modern Formula 1 cars flying up the famous and challenging hill climb. More conventional road cars, including a huge array of the latest hyper and supercars, will also make appearances, and all under the shadow of the famous Festival of Speed sculpture, which is built just for the event in front of Goodwood House.

Beyond the hill climbing, there is the Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) arena, which features stunning Freestyle Motocross displays, among other things. There is also the Formula 1 and supercar paddocks, and manufacturer stands too, which allow visitors to get as close as possible to their favourite new cars.

The ‘Style et Luxe’ is an exhibition of beautiful and historic classic cars held on a lawn near the central sculpture. Meanwhile there is a rally stage held in the woods away from the main site located at the top of the hill climb course, and countless other displays set up by sponsors and manufacturers. 

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