Want to see an F1 car do some donuts?
Four Formula 1 teams will attend the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed, scheduled from 13 to 16 July. It follows the British Grand Prix, which takes place the weekend before, making it easier for teams to transport their vehicles 130 miles down the A34 to drive up the Duke of Richmond's driveway.
The teams confirmed to attend the 30th festival are McLaren Formula 1 Team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Team, and Williams Racing. It is disappointing that Red Bull isn't on this list, especially since it's closer to Goodwood than any other team. Given Checko's recent performance on street circuits, Verstappen may be a bit scared...
There will be a dedicated F1 Pit Lane where members of the public can get up close with these magnificent machines, meet some engineers, and take selfies with the drivers. The Pit Lane will also have an educational element. Young people and school kids interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) can get a look behind the scenes of a motorsport team.
The Formula 1 drivers who will attend have yet to be confirmed, but the next Grand Prix (Hungary) takes place a week after, and it's just a two-hour flight away. We see no reason why all the drivers can't attend, especially since the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed is celebrating 75 years of motorsport. As we know, motorsport is much older than 75, with the first Monaco Grand Prix dating back to 1929.
But the Goodwood Motor Circuit opened in 1948 and was used for non-championship Formula 1 racing. Local teams also used the Motor Circuit for testing. Interestingly, Silverstone also opened its doors for the first time in 1948, so we'll let the Brits have their 75th anniversary.
Goodwood is not just celebrating F1, however. The celebration will be for all forms of motorsport, including endurance racing and the 100th running of Le Mans later this year.
The 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed will also celebrate the future of motorsport and its mission to go green. Mahindra's Formula E car will attend, as will the MissionH24 hydrogen-powered racer called the LMPH2G.
We don't think it's a coincidence that Porsche will be the Central Feature of the 2023 festival.
No other brand has done as much to secure a future for internal combustion, and you can be sure that the Germans will be running every combustion car up the hill using the synthetic fuel it helped develop. We can't wait to hear what the all-new 718 Spyder RS sounds like at full tilt.
"As we look to the next 75 years of motorsport at Goodwood, the future of Formula 1 will play a big part in our storytelling as we all look to preserve the passion of the sport but also enter the next phase of innovation and the role of alternative fuels," the Duke of Richmond said.
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