The Goodwood Festival of Speed edition 2019 with themes as ‘Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers’ and it centered around those in motorsport who push themselves and their machines to the very limit and beyond. Nobody was faster in the past than Nick Heidfeld's in his McLaren MP4/13, with a time of 41.6sec.... but this year Romain Dumas managed a new record time at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 39.9s in his Volkswagens ID.R and take the crown.
Another celebration was for Sir Jackie Stewart, nickname “The Flying Scot”. 2019 marks 50 years since Sir Jackie Stewart won his first formula one Championship and he is also celebrating his 80th birthday this summer. So Goodwood celebrated this with a victory round with Sir Jackie Stewart on the wheel of his beloved BRM P261 flanked by his sons Paul and Mark.
Great news for Audi, with their presentation of the new R8 LMS GT2....Oliver Hoffmann, CEO of Audi Sport GmbH, Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing and nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, together with the Duke of Richmond, the organizer of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, unveiled the new car. The high-performance V10 engine of the R8 LMS GT2 with an output of 470 kW ore 640 hp , making it the most powerful car in the eleven-year history of Audi’s customer racing programme.
On the sixtieth anniversary of the car brand De Tomaso they present a new limited car, the P72 GT. Only 72 P72s will be build, and the car is intended as a statement of intent from the freshly revived firm, giving a hint of what will appear in the future.
The celebration of The Speed Kings of Motorsport, from the giant, aero-engined pioneers of the early 20th century of the high-tech electric motors of the 21st. From the first powerful GP the Mercedes-benz W125, world speed record on public roads for 80 years, till the Schumacher F1’s greatest record breaker at the 2000 San Marino GP
Another breaking record for Lewis Hamilton with 19 victories in his record breaking Mercedes F1 W07
From Rally titles for Juha Kankkunen’s Delta Integrale on the 1992 Acropolis Rally. From drifting to NASCAR until the electric aria from Volkswagens ID.R and the self-driving cars from Roborace Electric.
And against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House, we have the celebration of Aston Martin’s 70th birthday, from the first Aston Martin DBR1 until the Vulcan.
Speed Kings on two wheels from the legendary Giacomo Agostini on his Yamaha YZR350 and the Honda NSR500 from Freddie Spencer until the electric bike from Siemens.... Goodwood Festival of speed has it all in a nutshell.