Ah, Goodwood! As magical locations within the automotive world go, Goodwood is up there with the Nurburgring and The Motor Valley in Bologna as should go to vacation spot for any petrolhead. The Motor Circuit is likely one of the nice unaltered race tracks and is awash with historical past, tales and wonder. Additionally it is the focus of so many occasions which every have their very own really feel and attraction. We have been on the circuit just some weeks in the past for Speedweek and extra just lately, the eightieth version of the Members Assembly which celebrated the seventy fifth anniversary of racing at Goodwood and give attention to the sixtieth anniversary of the 911.
Porsche pulled out the entire stops with a minimum of 19 historic race automobiles taking to the circuit to mark the event. Notable automobiles in attendance embrace the Targa Florio profitable 1973 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR, 1974 911 RSR 3.0, 935/78, 4(!) 911 GT2 Rs, and the Le Mans profitable 1998 911 GT1. It’s truthful to say it was a monumental gathering, phrases battle to do it justice, the highlights video will virtually be capable of do it justice.
Goodwood are on a roll and the 2023 Pageant of Velocity is shaping as much as be no much less thrilling with McLaren Components 1 Group, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Components One Group, Scuderia Ferrari Components 1 Group and Williams Racing have all confirmed their attendance. Moreover, Sebastian Vettel will take to the Goodwood Hill in quite a few automobiles from his private assortment, together with his ex-Nigel Mansell 1992 Williams FW14B and ex-Ayrton Senna 1993 McLaren MP4/8. Properly referred to as a fan of motorsport historical past, it’s no shock that his personal assortment options these iconic automobiles from the careers of two of the game’s most celebrated figures.
Forward of his return to Goodwood for the 2023 Pageant of Velocity, Sebastian Vettel mentioned: “It’s nice to be coming again to Goodwood in spite of everything these years. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a few of my most memorable automobiles which will likely be operating on sustainable gasoline over the weekend. I’m a passionate racer and it’s vital to me that we proceed to take pleasure in driving iconic racing automobiles as we speak and sooner or later, however that we accomplish that in a accountable manner.”
Porsche have been confirmed because the celebrated marque on the Pageant of Velocity, no shock given the seventy fifth anniversary of the model. In different large information, Goodwood introduced a multi-year partnership with world producer, Pirelli, to be the unique tyre associate for the annual flagship occasion. Pirelli will likely be current on the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity with two exhibition areas that may illustrate key parts of the corporate: 150 years of evolution in high-tech merchandise, racing spirit, artwork and tradition, and sustainability. One of many areas will likely be devoted to the long-lasting P Zero household of tyres, the place three new merchandise will likely be previewed to mark the upcoming renewal of Pirelli’s whole excessive finish vary.
The Duke of Richmond, mentioned: “Pirelli has an impressive status for excellence and innovation, qualities that make them a welcome addition as a Goodwood associate. Because the chief within the status tyre market and the official provider of tyres to F1, the head of motor racing, we’re excited to have them on board for the thirtieth anniversary of Pageant of Velocity.
All that continues to be is to mark the Thirteenth-Sixteenth July in you calendar and to, after all, purchase your tickets! We can’t wait to see that FoS 2023 has in retailer. Keep tuned for a full rundown of the occasion quickly after.