The fabled Festival of Speed returns to the historic grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex this weekend and both Sky Sports and ITV will be there to capture all the best moments.
This year is the festival’s 20th anniversary so expect to see some of the biggest stars from both past and present of Formula 1, sportscar racing, motorcycling, rallying, touring cars and motoring at this prestigious annual event.
New car models will make their world debuts, pioneering technology will be unleashed and drivers from around the globe will push their machines of choice to the limit in a bid to beat the competition and set the fastest time in the historic hill-climb.
Not only that, this year’s event will be celebrating the first 20 years of the Festival by turning the spotlight on some of the most memorable moments from the 1993-2012 era.
Featuring a host of adrenaline-fuelled attractions, this mecca of motorsport has long been regarded as one of the must-see events of the motorsport calendar.
The 2013 Festival of Speed theme will celebrate the best of the first 20 years of the world’s most popular motor sport and car culture event.
Goodwood will focus on highlights from the Festival’s glittering 20-year history, featuring the biggest, best, fastest, loudest and most outrageous vehicles of all time.
It will recapture many of the outstanding Festival of Speed moments from the 1993-2012 era, from the great cars from around the world making a rare return to the UK to famous car/driver pairings being reunited.
Whether it’s the world’s greatest vehicles making their rare and glorious return to the UK or the reuniting of some of the most iconic car-driver partnerships, the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed is not to be missed.
Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in a special two-hour show on the afternoon of Sunday, July 14, presented by Keith Huewen and Tony Jardine.
They will be based on a roof-top studio overlooking the famous Goodwood House and will be joined by a variety of special guests from the world of motorsport during the show.
Sky’s live programme will also focus on the principal attraction of the whole event – the famous hillclimb.
Taking place throughout the weekend, this challenging white-knuckled 1.16-mile course starts as a tree-lined run through the southern corner of the Goodwood Estate, which then turns to sweep past the front of Goodwood House before climbing a steep and narrow Estate road bordered by flint walls and dense woodland groves.
Each day, no fewer than 300 cars and motorcycles sprint their way up the iconic Hillclimb in a truly inspiring display of performance, power and pace.
Anna Woolhouse will be providing roving reports from around the grounds and commentary on the hillclimb will come from Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft.
Repeats of the live programme will be shown at various times across the Sky Sports network in the days after the event, including the Sky Sports F1 channel (10.00pm, Mon 15).
ITV will screen a one-hour review programme looking back at the key events from the 2013 Festival of Speed.
Steve Rider and Amanda Stretton are on hand to present all the highlights from the grounds of Goodwood House as they sample the sights and sounds of motorsport’s biggest annual garden party.
The review show will premiere on ITV4 in a prime-time slot on Thursday, July 25, at 9.00pm and will also be screened in high-definition on ITV4 HD.
A repeat showing follows a shortly after over on ITV and ITV HD at 11.35pm.
Before ITV’s review show is broadcast, ITV4 will screen a special show taking a look back at the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s 20-year history.
‘Goodwood Festival of Speed: The First 20 Years’ reviews the events from the iconic car festival which has hosted the world’s best drivers and most desirable cars in the genteel surrounds of Goodwood House since 1993.
From Formula 1, to classic motorbikes and modern prototypes, the event has become a staple of the British sporting summer.
The film, to be shown on ITV4 and ITV4 HD on Wednesday, July 24, charts the growth of the festival as seen through the eyes of its founder The Earl of March, and includes contributions from Nick Mason, Damon Hill, Carl Fogarty, James May, Ron Dennis and Murray Walker.
Sunday 14th July Goodwood Festival of Speed LIVE: 3.00pm-5.00pm Sky Sports 4 Wednesday 24th July Goodwood Festival of Speed: The First 20 Years 9.00pm-10.00pm ITV4 Thursday 25th July Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Review: 9.00pm-10.00pm ITV4 / 11.35pm-12.30am ITV