Nico Rosberg to join star F1 line-up at 2017 Festival of Speed

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

Formula One fans coming to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard can once again get up close to the latest cars and stars from the Championship from June 29th – July 2nd. The sell-out Festival is the only event, other than the British Grand Prix, where British fans can see so many F1 cars in action in once place, with an unrivalled level of access to both cars and drivers.

Reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg will be roaring up the famous Goodwood Hill on Sunday July 2nd in his 2014 Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, while Russian Grand Prix winner Valtteri Bottas will take the wheel for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on Saturday July 1st.

Alongside a glittering line-up of historic F1 cars including over twenty Ferrari single-seaters in celebration of the Scuderia’s 70th Anniversary, will also be modern F1 cars from McLaren, Red Bull, Renault and Williams.

Former Williams F1 Champions Alan Jones and Damon Hill will be accompanying the Williams team in celebrating their 40th anniversary, bringing an unrivalled experience of the F1 World Championship to West Sussex.

Renault Sport F1 Team will be celebrating 40 years in the sport and will be bringing their current driver Jolyon Palmer to the festivities, along with reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.

In total, there will be more than 60 Formula 1 cars at the event, celebrating seven decades of the sport.

If you’d like to experience these mighty machines and their drivers in action do act quickly as Saturday and weekend tickets are now already sold-out, with Thursday, Friday, and a limited number of Sunday tickets still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some hospitality packages remain available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.



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 motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights will include the Moving Motor Show, 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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