Madness of Goodwood

Sunday, the last day of the event, is when the final shootout takes place. And that’s an unique experience because it’s the same track, same rules and same environment for F1, WRC, Nascar, Indycar and any other race machine that wants to compete in the event. And unlike racetracks of today with big gravel pits and ample of run off in case something goes wrong, the hill climb at Goodwood Festival of Speed has no safety nets except a few hay bales to soften the blow. And with inches to spare on either sides, it’s the precision with which the driver pilots his machine through the twisties.

With electric cars as the future of road cars, it’s only stupid to not imagine them to be making their way in to the racetracks. And apart from the Porsches and the Ferraris and the Aston Martins that attracted eyeballs, it was the VW I.D R Pikes Peak that got a lot of attention. And guess what, with a time of 43:65, it was the fastest up the hill this year.