Formula 1 at the 2021 Festival of Speed

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Five teams already confirmed to attend
  • Continues a long tradition – Formula 1 teams first attended the Festival of Speed in 1994
  • See the world’s fastest cars and drivers up close in the Festival’s F1 Pit Lane
  • The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard takes place 8-11 July 2021

Goodwood is proud to announce that five current Formula 1 teams are already confirmed to attend the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard on 8-11 July. Formula 1 teams first visited the Festival in 1994, when the event was in its infancy, with Williams, McLaren and Arrows joining the celebrations and taking to the Hill that year. It remains the only event outside the World Championship calendar regularly attended by all the top teams.

Joining us at motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party this year, one week before the British Grand Prix, will be the McLaren F1 Team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Red Bull Racing Honda, Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow, and Williams Racing.

With the F1 season now underway, the Festival of Speed provides the best, and one of the only, opportunities to see the cars and drivers up close this year outside of a Grand Prix weekend. Visitors to the Festival can enjoy unrivalled access, as the teams’ engineers prepare the cars to take on the iconic hillclimb, the engines roar into life, and the drivers get behind the wheel.

Over the years, the Festival’s F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky Sports has been graced by the greatest cars in the sport’s history, driven by World Champions past, present and future, and 2021 will be no exception.

The Duke of Richmond said: “The glamour and spectacle of Formula 1 has become an intrinsic part of the Festival of Speed with so many legendary teams, drivers and cars attending over the years. We can’t wait to once again hear and see the cars running in anger up the Hill, delighting the fans as only Grand Prix winners can.”

Further announcements about the Festival of Speed, including details of attending Formula 1 drivers, will be made in the coming weeks.

Image credit: Nigel Harniman


Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will take place from Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th July.

Tickets for the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard are available, but selling fast. The Goodwood Ticket Office can be contacted on 01243 755055.

Goodwood wants customers to be able to book with confidence and if it is deemed that Goodwood events cannot take place on advice from the UK Government due to the ever-changing pandemic, the ‘Ticket Guarantee’ means customers can transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.

Goodwood’s number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved, whether working behind-the-scenes, at the wheel, or attending the spectacle. Goodwood continues to work closely with Public Health England and UK Government advisory groups and all events will be run strictly in accordance with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

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About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard 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 motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include FOS Future Lab, 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.

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