Thousands of motorsports enthusiasts flocked to the Goodwood Estate to experience the annual Festival of Speed in all its glory.

Petrolheads mixed with cars and drivers as they watched vehicles of all shapes and sizes heading up the mile-long hill climb.

Following the festival being cancelled for the first time in the 30 years on Saturday due to the risk of high winds, the event revved back up to top speed as tyre smoke and engine noises filled the air.

The Argus: Crowds at the Festival of SpeedCrowds at the Festival of Speed (Image: The Argus)

With gates opening from early in the morning fans arrived in their droves to make the most of the four-day event.

Geoff Hewer, who had driven with his son from South Wales, said: “This is the second time we have come down.


“It’s the noise that draws people to motorsport. We’re excited to just look around, we saw an electric bike on one of the stands which was really good.”

Vehicles of all shapes and sizes filled the track at the event which winds its way through the historic Goodwood Estate near Chichester.

The Argus: Some the vehicles at the eventSome the vehicles at the event (Image: The Argus)

Crowds lining the road were packed as rows of motorsport fans bunched in to get a look at their favourite cars in action.

Vehicles at the event included Formula 1 cars from the past and present, Moto GP motorbikes and cars spanning the history of motorsport.

Festivalgoers also crowded round tents to meet their heroes with a host of famous faces including McLaren driver Oscar Piastri, Mick Schumacher and world champion Sebastian Vettel racing over the event.

Schumacher, son of seven-time world champion Michael, drove his father’s 2011 Mercedes car, while McLaren and Ferrari also brought previous Formula 1 cars to the festival.

The Argus: A Mercedes Formula 1 car from 2021 driving on FridayA Mercedes Formula 1 car from 2021 driving on Friday (Image: PA)

Former Formula 1 race winner turned Sky Sports presenter Johnny Herbert said: “Goodwood is very special. The nice thing is it gives the fans the chance to get close to the cars and the driver and see them go up the hill.

“I’m very excited to be driving, it’s a chance for me to get back in and for a younger generation to hear these cars. Noise just excites human beings.”

Sustainability was a theme of this year’s 30th anniversary festival, with F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel driving all of his cars powered with sustainable e-fuels.

The event also featured a range of cars running on alternate fuels including electric and hydrogen powered vehicles.

Goodwood was previously cancelled for the first time in the history of the festival after a yellow weather warning from the Met Office which forced organisers to suspend the event.

The event attracts thousands of fans each year across the four days of racing.