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Goodwood Festival of Speed Five-Day Motor Sport Event in West Sussex, UK (July 12-16, 2023)

July 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - July 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

£60.00
race car spinning its wheels with white smoke

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will host a five-day motoring weekend that will bring together events such as vintage car racing, street drifting, hill climbs, a classic car show, bike jumping, parties, and much more. It will all take place on the historic grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England, from July 12 to 16, 2023.

The five-day event is by far one of the most popular motoring events, celebrating the history of British motor racing combined with the speed, power, and design of cars of all generations. Cars on deck will include racers and show cars from as far back as 1900 and will be as new as 2023.

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Since its founding in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has consistently set new attendance records year after year. As a matter of fact, 2022 set a new attendance record, bringing in just over two hundred thousand car enthusiasts over the weekend, and this year promises to bring in even more.

Four different type of car racing

You Will See Five Days Of British Best Motor Car Racing, Including Drifting, Hill Climbs, Pit Lane Meet-ups, Future Cars, Future Electric Cars, And A Luxury Cartier Pristine Car Show.

Featured events this year will include, first and foremost, a grand tribute to 100 years of Le Man’s racing. Additional high-octane events include daily 1.16-mile Hill Climbs, Paddock all-day Drifting, a Car Show featuring the Newest Supercars (2023), a Social Meet and Greet in the F1 Pit Lane with Drivers, a Docent-Hosted Future Lab Cars Center, and an Electric Avenue EV car showing off the latest EV Tech.

The first event kicks off with the “Motor Car Race” on Wednesday, July 12th at the Goodwood Raceway at the Goodwood House at Kennel Hill, Chichester West Sussex, UK. The gates open promptly at 8:00 am and tickets will cost you £60.00 at the gate, or £60.00 pre-purchased online. Children are admitted for free.

This year’s Festival of Speed will feature day after day of Hill Climbs up a 4.9% grade 1.16 mile hill, competitive racing on the Goodwood track, drifting on the paddocks, and a car show featuring some of the rarest and most beautiful cars in the world.

Additional social experiences will include Pit Lane Meetups with professional racers, a walk through the Vehicle Future Lab center that features everything from future cars to Jetpacks, and a look at all the newest racing and street racing cars.

The first event kicks off on July 12th, 2023, with social gatherings and professional auto racing at the Goodwood Racing Circuit from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets for general admission cost £60.00 and are free for kids.

Goodwood Festival of Speed Vintage Car Race

Goodwood Festival of Speed Includes Vintage Car Races, Open Tire Racing, Hills Climbs, Drifting, and Bike Ramp Racing.

List of Events

  • Hill Climb: The most popular race at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is the  Goodwood  “Hill Climb”. Drivers race up a 1.16-mile hill with a 4.9% grade and try to set speed records.
  • F1 Pit Lane Social: The Pit Lane Social lets racing enthusiasts get an up-close and personal with the Formula 1 car from manufacturers such a Mercedes, McLaren, Williams, Ferrari, and more. Also, you can meet the driving heroes.
  • Future Lab of Cars: Explore the future of the automobile in the Future Lab Center. From race car innovations to strap-on jetpacks, everyone can have a first-hand look at what’s on the drawing board for years to come.
  • Electric Avenue: Top-of-the-line new innovative electric vehicles (EVs) will be on display on the Electric Avenue.
  • Central Feature: Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Le Man’s racing circuit
  • Supercar Paddock: The Supercar Paddock meet-up is where the world’s fastest car shows their stuff.
  • Cartier Style et Luxe: The Cartier Style et Luxe car show features the rarest and most collectible cars in the world in a display featuring automotive luxury through the ages.

Each and every day, the Goodwood event will feature op racing vehicles (including cars and motorcycles) accelerating at top speeds up 200 mph up the 1.16-mile Hillclimb.

On Sunday, with no practice or preparation, some of the greatest drivers in history will try to set records on the famous hill climb. The big question this year is who will be fastest, and can anyone beat Max Chilton’s best record in 2022 of 39.08 seconds? Previous entrants and record holders include names like Sebastien Loeb, Travis Pastrana, Anthony Reid, and Nick Heidfeld.

The best view of the hill climb will be from one of the 12 Grandstands! You can find a link to pre-purchase a ticket for a grandstand pass below.

“The Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb was the narrowest, bumpiest, least grippy course I’ve ever driven. But I loved it.”
From: Juan Pablo Montoya
Indy 500 Champ & F1 Legend”

An iconic Festival of Speed feature, the Hillclimb sees the road and race cars and bikes, old and new, careering up Goodwood Hill.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed offers an opportunity to get within inches of the latest F1 racing machines and teams from Mercedes, Ferrari, and McLaren. You also have the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in MotoGP and F1. The paddock will also offer a chance to catch a glimpse of the newest supercars and the immersive, screaming Hill Climb.

 


LIST OF EVENTS & TICKETS

GENERAL ADMISSION
📆 Festival of Speed (July 12-15 – Gates open at 8:00am)
An impossibly heady mix of cars, stars, and motorsport royalty come together for the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard. Includes admission for one, unlimited access, and FREE parking. Kids are admitted for Free.
🎫 Tickets start at £60.00

SEATING

Admission & Grandstand Package
The perfect package – admission, roving grandstand access, and a program with a radio headset. This package includes admission for one, a grandstand pass, and an event program.
🎫 Tickets start at £102.00

Roving Grandstand
Enjoy the best view of the Hillclimb action with a roving grandstand pass. Access all 12 public roving grandstands throughout the day.
🎫 Tickets start at £25.00

Clark Pavilion
Located on the dramatic Molecomb Corner, this contemporary space with a trackside balcony and garden is the best vantage point for the Hillclimb action.
🎫 Tickets start at £615.00

Startline Club
Take the pole position where all the action begins. Enjoy a relaxed lounge environment with a base for the day, drinks, and lunch. The Startline Club admission includes a private enclosure, admission for one, and food and drinks.
🎫 Tickets for the Startline Club start at £244.00.

GRRC Kinrara Enclosure (July 12-15)
GRRC Members can gain exclusive access to the Kinrara Enclosure where you can enjoy all the event action with views towards the hillclimb and Goodwood House. Includes admission.
🎫 GRRC tickets cost £206.00 and up.

Trackside Pavilion
The Trackside Pavilion is the perfect place and prime location to watch the Hillclimbs. Located within private enclosures, the Trackside Pavilions offer trackside views of the first corner of the Hillclimb. The Trackside Pavilion ticket includes admission and hospitality services.
🎫 Tickets start at £600.00 per person.

Upper Library Lawn (July 12–13)
A quintessential experience in the private garden of Goodwood House. The Upper Library Lawn combines the tranquility of an English summer party with the adrenaline of the Hillclimb nearby. This includes admission, a grandstand pass, and hospitality services.
🎫 Tickets for the Upper Library lawn start at £810


FOOD, DRINK & LIBATIONS

The Kennels
Our exclusive members-only clubhouse combines a relaxed atmosphere with delicious cuisine, including a champagne afternoon tea hamper. The Kennels pass includes a grandstand pass, admission for one, and food & beverages.
🎫 The Kennels Tickets start at £630.00

Picnic Hamper (July 12-15)
Make the most of your day and pre-order a delicious Best of British Picnic or Hamper for collection on the day.
🎫  Tickets start at £75.00 for two people.

Bar & Grill Lunch
Located at The Goodwood Hotel, our new Taste of Goodwood three-course lunch in our bright and lively restaurant.

Farmer, Butcher, Chef Lunch (July 12-15)
Three-course lunch at the award-winning Farmer, Butcher, Chef restaurant with admission included.
🎫  Tickets start at £250.00


SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Library Lawn Garden Party
An exclusive garden party in the heart of the action, perfect for small groups and informal entertaining. The Lawn Garden Party pass includes admission for one, hospitality services, and a grandstand pass.
🎫  Tickets for the Lawn Garden Party start at £410.00

Helicopter Flight
Enjoy views of Goodwood House, Racecourse, Motor Car Circuit, Aerodrome, and entire estate campus, live while looking down at the Festival of Speed as it takes place.

Event Programme Voucher
Pre-order your weekend event program, track timetable, and radio earpiece, for collection on arrival.
🎫  Buy today £17.00 online.


What Food is Available at the Festival of Speed?

You can bring your own picnic to the Festival of Speed site and a reasonable amount of alcohol for sensible personal consumption only. Stewards reserve the right to refuse entry with what is considered excessive alcohol. Alcohol is not allowed in any of the Enclosures or Paddocks.

Goodwood restaurants – the Bar & Grill and Farmer, Butcher, Chef – are both located at the Goodwood Hotel which is just outside the event and easily accessible. Please note that these are pre-bookable only. We also have restaurants which are located on the main event site – Lamborghini Ristorante 1963 and Porsche Cafe Le Mans, there is no need to pre-book at these restaurants.

There are catering stands throughout the site, with everything from sandwiches, burgers, and pastries, to street food and delicate baked goods. At all our events we have gluten-free and vegetarian offerings – all dietary/allergen information is available at every outlet on request. All of our caterers selling teas and coffees will offer dairy-free milk as an alternative.

PARKING

Performance Car Parking West
Especially for selected performance cars, reserve a car parking space next to the buzzing Formula 1 paddock – great for those joining us from the north or via the A286.
🎫  Tickets start at £64.00

Performance Car Parking East
Especially for selected performance cars, reserve a car parking space next to the Startline – great for those joining us from the east or via the A285.
🎫   Tickets start at £33.00

GRRC Ultimate Access Package
GRRC Members are able to upgrade to Ultimate Access, offering a Kinrara Enclosure pass and access to the Top Paddock Drivers’ Lounge. (This package is for members only)
🎫  GRRC Package Parking cost  start at £368.00

Standard Car Parking
Parking at the Festival is free and car parks open from 06:30hrs each day. All car parking is on grassland and overnight parking/camping is not permitted in any car park.

Campers
Why not make a weekend of it and book into one of the Festival of Speed campsites? All campsites are open from midday Wednesday until midday Monday.
🎫  Tickets start at £285.00


FESTIVAL DATE:
Festival of Speed
13 – 16 July 2023
Gates open at 7:00 AM

ADDRESS
Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX
Goodwood is located just outside Chichester, only 60 miles from London, and 30 miles from Brighton and Southampton.

Directions From London
Follow the A3 (Junction 10 on the M25) south towards Guildford. About 3 miles past Guildford, at the Milford turning, take the A283 to Petworth, then the A285 to Chichester for about 6 miles.

Car Parking
Parking at the Festival is free and car parks open from 06:30hrs each day. All car parking is on grassland and overnight parking/camping is not permitted in any car park.

Performance Car Parking
Reserved parking can be booked for the Performance Car Park, which is especially for selected performance cars. Check your car is eligible and reserve a car parking space just above the Formula 1 paddock or by the Startline. Please check this list to see if you qualify for Performance Car Parking, then visit here to book.

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Details

Start:
July 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am
End:
July 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
£60.00
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.goodwood.com/

Organizer

Goodwood Festival of Speed
Phone
01243 755000
Email
info@goodwood.com
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Venue

Goodwood House
Kennel Hill
Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PX
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Phone
+44 1243 755000
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