At least four MotoGP teams, including the defending champions Ducati, will be present at the 2023 Festival of Speed. The event, which will take place on the famous Goodwood Hill in the United Kingdom, is sure to be an exciting sight. Ducati, GasGas Tech3, LCR, and KTM are all scheduled to be at this year's event. Moto2 squad GASGAS Aspar, with outstanding British rider Jake Dixon, will also be there. Always welcoming the motorcycle community, the Festival of Speed has seen historic events like Valentino Rossi's spectacular 2015 attendance. Fans of motorcycles are in for a treat at this year's Festival of Speed, as 32 different motorbike World Championships will be represented by legends like Lex Crivillé, Casey Stoner, Freddie Spencer, Kenny Roberts Jr., Giacomo Agostini, Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan.
Sebastian Vettel to Take Part in Goodwood Festival of Speed
Sebastian Vettel, a four-time F1 champion who announced his retirement after the 2022 season, will return to drive F1 cars this year. After starting the 'Race without Trace' initiative with the e-fuel-powered FW14B at Silverstone, Vettel will use only eco-friendly fuels in all of his cars this year. At the 30th annual Festival of Speed, alternative fuels including electricity, hydrogen, and synthetics are expected to power 20% of the cars entered. From July 13 to 16, spectators at the Goodwood Festival of Speed will gather for a "balcony moment" in honour of Vettel and his stellar career.
The former Red Bull, Ferrari, and Aston Martin driver will bring several vehicles from his private collection to Goodwood Hill, including Nigel Mansell's 1993 championship-winning Williams FW14B and Ayrton Senna's 1993 McLaren MP4/8. All of the cars will run on sustainable fuels to draw attention to the 'Race Without A Trace' campaign.
What is the Goodwood Festival of Speed?
Goodwood, a spectacular estate in the picturesque English countryside, hosts the annual Festival of Speed. The FoS is generally regarded as one of the world's finest running events, and its weekend is filled with continuous horsepower, automotive wonders, glamour, and socialising.
Several spectacular activities are being planned for 2023 to celebrate the Goodwood Motor Circuit's 75th anniversary since its creation and the festival's 30th year. The Festival of Speed will take place at Goodwood from Thursday, July 13, to Sunday, July 16, 2023. The most attended competition is the Sunday Hillclimb, which is held annually. Goodwood 75 will include a Hillclimb batch of automobiles covering this whole era, from the Racing Years of the late '40s to the present supercars of the '21st century.