Ferrari Comp Cars in Action at 2017 Goodwood


The Goodwood Festival of Speed began in 1993 and has become each year one of the largest gatherings of competition cars ever assembled, and for no other purpose than to run up the hill at Goodwood, which in effect is the long driveway up to historic Goodwood House. It is always a huge event, attracting great cars, famous drivers, and hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts.

This is a Ferrari year, of course, and a key element in Goodwood’s celebration of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary at this summer’s Festival of Speed will be an exciting array of more than 35 significant Ferrari competition cars, including grand prix and sports car endurance racers, in addition to a number of Ferrari road-going models.

From Thursday, June 29th to Sunday, July 2nd, a must-see variety of the finest Ferrari competition and road cars will be seen in action up Goodwood’s famous 1.16 mile hill, creating a once in a lifetime experience. Important competition Ferrari models from Ferrari’s long, continuous and hugely successful motor racing history will include around 25 iconic single-seater Ferraris, covering each of the key post-war Grand Prix eras, powered by four, six, eight and 12-cylinder engines, with normal aspiration, superchargers and turbos. Single-seater Ferrari highlights for the FoS spectators to witness in action will include a 1948 166, 1952 375 “Grant Piston Ring Special”, 1961 156 “Sharknose” [recreation], 1965 1512, 1974 312 B3, 1980 312 T5, 1984 126 C4/M2, 1990 641, 1995 412 T2, 2002 F2002, the F2007, and the current Scuderia Ferrari F1 team, not forgetting a pair of the Ferrari-powered Lancia D50s [also recreations].

In addition, Ferrari sports cars in action at FoS will also chart the marque’s landmark successes in all the great endurance races, from the 1947 125 S, via a 1950 166 MM Barchetta, 1958 250 TR58, 1962 250 GTO, 1971 365 GTB/LM, 1979 512 BB/LM, right through to the 1993 F40 LM and 458 GT2.

Away from Maranello’s historic competition machinery, an exciting line-up of current Ferrari production cars will grace the Michelin Supercar Paddock and run on the hill, whilst on a more tranquil note, a dedicated class of Ferrari’s legendary 250 models will form part of the popular Cartier “Style et Luxe” Concours classes.

Saturday and weekend tickets are now sold-out, with Thursday, Friday and a limited number of Sunday tickets still available. Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit www.goodwood.com or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights will include the Moving Motor Show, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.

Information from Goodwood. Images from previous events from Peter Singhof at peter@classiccarphotography.de.

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