RB17 hypercar to make world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed as Oracle Red Bull Racing marks 20th year celebrations with historic line-up

Festival of Speed | Press Article 27/05/24

Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Oracle Red Bull Racing are delighted to announce that they will be out in full force at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, from 11-14th July. Featuring the world debut of the RB17 Hypercar and Red Bull Racing drivers past and present, in a never before-seen scale celebration.

The world debut of the RB17, designed by Group Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey and his team, places Red Bull Advanced Technologies at the forefront of the Hypercar revolution – showcasing Formula One levels of performance combined with indulgent luxury.

Celebrating 20 years of Red Bull culture in Formula One, Oracle Red Bull Racing will host its largest celebration to date, set against the backdrop of the spectacular Goodwood House with a line-up of race cars from its iconic and commanding tenure in F1, featuring a star-studded selection of drivers. Drivers will include 13-time F1 Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, the Team’s very own Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner and Red Bull’s longest-serving exhibition driver Patrick Friesacher, with more to be announced.

Taking centre stage in Goodwood’s Cathedral Paddock, the dual exhibition will celebrate the brand’s decorated past and future vision.

The RB17 will be revealed on Friday 12th July in the Cathedral Paddock and will be on display for the duration of the festival weekend, giving Goodwood visitors the first chance to view the Hypercar at the iconic event. Designed, developed, and manufactured entirely in-house, the RB17 will feature a two-seat carbon fibre monocoque chassis with a semi-stressed mid mounted V10 engine and a carbon fibre gearbox driving the rear wheels.

Conceived by the most successful designer in F1 history, Adrian Newey, the Hypercar – and its name – channels the cars that Oracle Red Bull Racing has campaigned and won with over the past two decades. Combining exquisite design and breath-taking top speeds of more than 350 kph, only 50 RB17s will be produced. Its world static debut at the Festival of Speed is the result of a successful and rigorous prototype testing programme.

The Cathedral Paddock will play host to a plethora of Red Bull activity including an unprecedented display of race cars from almost every year of the Team’s history, in an impressive line-up. Several of the race cars will take on the iconic Goodwood hill climb and run together in a show-stopping moment for the festival that will feature an exciting selection of decorated drivers.

The unique event is the next touchpoint for fans in the Team’s season-long Forever Rebel campaign, designed to bring fans closer to the Team and its 20-year history, highlighting the role that Red Bull culture has played in the development of a Team that has continued to push the boundaries of motorsport since its F1 debut at the 2005 Australian GP.

Christian Horner, CEO of Oracle Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies said: “We are excited to debut the RB17 to the public for the first time and couldn’t think of a better world stage than Goodwood Festival of Speed. The RB17 exudes rarity and engineering excellence. We’ve channelled everything we know about racing into making the ultimate performance car and can’t wait for the public to see the result. I’m also just as thrilled to be bringing such a remarkable selection of cars and drivers to the iconic festival and look forward to celebrating our 20th season in front of such passionate motorsport fans.”

Duke of Richmond, founder of the Festival of Speed, said: “I am delighted that Oracle Red Bull Racing will be joining us at the Festival of Speed this summer to celebrate their 20th anniversary. In such a poignant year for the Formula 1 team, I am honoured they have chosen the Festival of Speed as the venue to unveil the much-anticipated RB17 for its global public debut, and I know our fans will be hugely excited for the team to bring a multitude of their championship-winning cars and drivers to the event this year.”


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Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2024.

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About the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard
First staged in 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 Future Lab presented by Randox, Electric Avenue, Forest Rally Stage, Supercar Paddock, Supercar Run, F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance and Bonhams|Cars Auction.

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