5 Formula 1 teams set to attend 2021 Festival of Speed at Goodwood

Goodwood has announced five Formula 1 teams will be attending the 2021 Festival of Speed.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:11 pm

Joining the celebrations at this year’s event, which takes place 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.

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.”

Ferrari are one of five Formula 1 teams already confirmed for the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Picture: Goodwood/Nigel Harniman

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.

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.

With the F1 season now underway, the Festival of Speed provides one of the only opportunities to see the cars and drivers up close outside of a Grand Prix weekend.

Visitors will be able to watch the teams’ engineers prepare the cars to take on the iconic hillclimb, the engines roar into life, and the drivers get behind the wheel.

Goodwood said there will be further announcements about the Festival of Speed, including details of which Formula 1 drivers will be in attendance, in the coming weeks.

The 2021 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard takes place from July 8-11.

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