I spent the first day at the Goodwood Festival of Speed running around taking tons of pictures. Today I snapped a few more, but I also had a lot more time to talk to people and soak up the atmosphere.
The collection of early Grand Prix cars on show at Goodwood this year features some real classics. It includes a Maserati 250F in an uncharacteristic blue livery. Plus an ex-Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3 and the Matra-Cosworth MS10 in which Jackie Stewart famously won at the Nurburgring in heavy rain by over four minutes. Pictures in … Continue reading F1 cars, pre-1980 (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)
Forty years ago, Frank Williams made his start in Grand Prix racing, entering Piers Courage in a customer Brabham. After several years fielding customer cars by the likes of De Tomaso and March, Williams eventually became a constructor. That took them to championship glory, first with Alan Jones in 1980, and most regularly in the … Continue reading Williams F1 cars collection (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)
Among the anniversaries being marked at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is 75 years of the German ‘silver arrows’. This name was first applied to the cars raced by Auto Union (fore-runner of the modern Audi) and Mercedes-Benz from 1934. Former Red Bull driver David Coulthard is among the contemporary F1 drivers piloting the cars, … Continue reading Mercedes and Auto Union Silver Arrows (Goodwood Festival of Speed pictures)