Goodwood’s annual Festival of Speed is set play host to Formula 1 world champions among thousands of motoring enthusiasts at the famous estate this week.

The historic event returns this year and will see hundreds of cars taking to the hill climb across the four-day event.

With world champions Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button set to appear alongside a host of current and former Formula 1 drivers, the event promises high octane action across the long weekend.

As the headline attraction of this year’s event, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will be championing sustainability as he drives a number of historic cars.

While the former Red Bull, Ferrari and Aston Martin driver will be driving cars including Ayrton Senna’s Mclaren all of his cars will be powered by synthetic fuels in line with his views on the environment.


Among other Formula 1 drivers at the event are the Williams Racing team who will be visiting with Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant after their showing at Silverstone.

The team will also be celebrating Jenson Button, an adviser for Williams and 2009 world champion.

Goodwood will also host the Mercedes-Benz team, with Mick Schumacher set to drive the same car driven by his father Michael in 2011.

Formula 1 cars are far from the only thing on display at the event with Porsche serving as the centre piece of the event as they celebrate their 75th anniversary.

The event will also celebrate the centenary of the famous 24-hour race at Le Mans.

Goodwood will also celebrate new sustainable technologies that will shape the future of motoring at the Future Lab, hosted by Sussex astronaut Tim Peake.

The astronaut will be in attendance as a curator of the ‘Beyond Earth, For Earth’ section of the exhibit which looks at the latest innovations in space travel and transportation.

Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual event which sees hundreds of cars hosted at the famous estate which includes the historic hill climb event.

The festival begins on Thursday, July 13 and runs until Sunday, July 16.