- Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK welcomes spectators back in full force since the Covid-19 breakout.
- The event will celebrate several milestones, including BMW M's and Ferrari's anniversaries.
- Nigel Mansell will drive a Formula One car up the hill, while George Russell is tipped to make an appearance.
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Over the past three years, the Goodwood Festival of Speed operated under strict Covid-19 protocols, but this year, it's all systems go as the public will be allowed to attend in full force. According to Festival of Speed pundit Ben Miles, you can look forward to some spectacular machinery.
"It's a great list of entrants this year, full of BMW M's greatest machines, F1 cars, Sportscars, Le Mans racers and much from the future of motoring," he notes. "The highlight must be Nigel Mansell, driving the Williams FW14B Formula One car up the hill. But of course, you'll see other F1 greats in action such as the McLaren MP4/5, McLaren MP4/25, Renault RS10, Shadow DN9 and the Jordan 191."
No shortage of racing cars
If Formula One racing cars don't get your fluids pumping, you might be interested in seeing up to 15 Group C cars to celebrate the class's 40th anniversary. And then, the latest Le Mans racing cars from Glickenhaus and Porsche will also tear up the hill at Goodwood. If you like the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Periscopica, Porsche 917K and the mighty Dodge Viper GTS-R, you must attend the festival or watch it online.
Sideways action is a mainstay
Festival of Speed organisers say drifting has become one of the critical attractions of the Festival of Speed since it made its debut in 2014, and this year will be no exception. The popular Driftkhana competition brings competitive drifting to the hill, and drivers include multiple Formula Drift champion James Deane and Goodwood regular Steve "Baggsy" Biagioni.
Rally and offroad racing celebrated
The world of stage rallying will, of course, be on display, says Miles. "From the endurance rallying stars of the Dakar Rally – BRX Hunter, Peugeot 3008 DKR, Toyota Hilux – to the stages of the WRC, represented by Ford, Subaru and Citroën."
Miles notes that there's far too much on the entry list to go through every batch, "but don't forget to check out the fantastic debuts in the Supercar Run and First Glance classes, see the cars that will take to the Forest Rally Stage and check out what is on show on the Off-Road Arena. We haven't even mentioned our celebrations of BMW M's 50th anniversary or Ferrari's 75th."
The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from 23 to 26 June 2022. If you're not attending, you can watch it online here.
Here's the complete entry list for this year's Timed Shootout at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.