Goodwood, le festival de l’automobile et des sports mécaniques, the ‘Festival Of Speed’ (FoS), est organisé fin-juin début-juillet pendant un week-end sans Grand Prix de Formule 1. Les visiteurs ont l’occasion de voir une course de côte avec voitures et motos issues de 100 ans de sport automobile et notamment de nombreuses voitures de F1 récentes. L’événement rassemble des personnalités célèbres du sport automobile. Cette année, le festival se déroule de 26 au 29 juin 2014, pour la 21ème édition.
La course de côte annuelle à Goodwood
Le festival de vitesse de Goodwood est une course de côte annuelle qui rassemble de nombreux véhicules de course historiques à Goodwood House dans le Sussex de l’Ouest, compté dans la région de l’Angleterre du sud-est. La première édition s’est déroulée en 1993 à l’initiative de Charles Gordon-Lennox. Celui-ci voulu l’organiser sur le circuit de Goodwood, mais n’ayant pas l’autorisation, le festival se déroule depuis sur ses propres terres.
Festival of Speed – The Beginnings of FoS
What started the Festival of Speed? Watch some of the main people that contributed to its kick start in 1993, talking about the romantic period of Festival of Speed.
Le record officiel de la montée fut établi en 1999 par Nick Heidfeld sur la McLaren MP4-13 en 41,6 secondes.
Goodwood Festival of Speed Course Guide
The Hillclimb is the Festival of Speed’s principal attraction. Taking place throughout the weekend, this challenging white-knuckled 1.16-mile (1 860 mètres) course starts as a tree-lined run through the southern corner of the Goodwood Estate which then turns to sweep past the front of Goodwood House before climbing a steep and narrow Estate road bordered by flint walls and dense woodland groves towards Goodwood’s equine racecourse on top of the magnificent South Downs.
Sebastien Loeb Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak hillclimb Run | Festival of Speed
When the rumour broke that nine-time World rally Champion Sebastien Loeb was coming to drive the Pikes Peak Peugeot at Festival of Speed, a palpable sense of excitement took over. It’s the car Loeb piloted to a new record at the infamous Pikes Peak hillclimb in Colorado last year, and suddenly Festival of Speed fans had a potential challenger to a record that once looked unbeatable.
Sebastian Loeb at Goodwood ’14
Sébastien Loeb in Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car at Goodwood ’14 – Hill Record run
Nine-time World Rally champion Sébastien Loeb will attempt to set a new hillclimb record at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in Peugeot’s 208 T16 Pikes Peak car.
The Frenchman, whose main focus this season is with Citroen’s new World Touring Car Championship programme, drove the specially-designed monster to a new record in the Colarado Springs event last year.
Lord March and Sir Stirling Moss drive the Mercedes Benz W196 at Festival of Speed 2014
One of the best looking cars at Festival of Speed this year, the Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner which, somewhat controversially, joined the Grand Prix grid (the domain, usually, of open-wheeled cars) during 1954 and ’55. This rebodied version of the open-wheeled W196 was just part of Mercedes’ domination of Grand Prix racing at the time; both versions of the car were consistently front-running, especially with Sir Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel.
The W196 and it’s Streamliner counterpart were responsible for two of Juan Manuel Fangio’s five F1 Championship victories, crushing their opposition. Sir Stirling was part of the Mercedes-Benz team alongside Fangio in 1955, so the sight of the great man re-united with the car was truly something to behold.
The display was part of celebrations marking 120 years of Mercedes Benz
Festival of Speed – Formula 1 Cars at Goodwood
The Festival of Speed is the only event outside the Formula 1 calendar to attract significant attendance from the current F1 teams and drivers. Every year at least half-a-dozen of the current F1 teams attend the Festival, with many of the top present-season drivers also in attendance and in action over the weekend. The F1 Paddock promises as diverse a selection of Formula One cars as you’re likely to see anywhere on the planet.
Festival of Speed 2014: Bikes, Superbikes, Race Bikes & Bikers at Goodwood
Bikes, superbikes, race bikes and bikers at Goodwood Festival of Speed – Highlights from Norton, Ducatti, Aprilia, Triumph and BMW at Festival of Speed
Festival of Speed Hillclimb – WRC Goodwood Rally Stage
It’s WRC Goodwood at the Festival of Speed – special stage one is the Goodwood Hillclimb and Subaru Impreza, Citroen DS3 WRC and more rally legends tackle the Skoda Forest Rally Stage.
Festival of Speed: Motocross and BMX champions hit GAS
Motocross and BMX champions hit GAS (Goodwood Action Sports) at Festival of Speed – watch Forte, Lampkin and a host of star Red Bull riders getting gnarly at Goodwood
Full Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend on live stream via Goodwood TV
Thursday 26th June
Goodwood Festival of Speed Full Day 1 Replay
Friday 27th June
Goodwood Festival of Speed Full Day 2 Replay
Saturday 28th June
Goodwood Festival of Speed Full Day 3 Replay
Sunday 29th June
Goodwood Festival of Speed Full Day 4 Replay : Here is the Sunday Shoot-out – can Loeb break the 41.6s record set by F1 driver Nick Heidfeld in 1999?
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