Goodwood Festival of Speed: preview
Benz to celebrate 120 years in motorsport, and Loeb's going for the hillclimb record in his Peugeot T16...
Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Seems it's the year for Mercedes-Benz's motorsport division to stand up and be counted. Only last weekend it was the Mercedes-powered racers that set the pace in the Australian Grand Prix; now we understand that at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes will celebrate 120 years in motorsport. And 80 years of the Silver Arrows. And 60 years since the return of the Silver Arrows, and 60 years of the Gullwing, and 20 years in modern F1. Expect the 800-strong classic fleet of Daimler HQ to be royally represented at the event. Fittingly, the theme is ‘Addicted to Winning'.
How will Mercedes celebrate? They will do this by bringing down some of the company's most astonishing - and astonishingly rare - racers to Lord March's annual four-day party. We're talking cars like the painfully exquisite GP machines that took victory 100 years ago at the French GP, the Sauber-Mercedes C9, the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, saloon racers (we're guessing its DTM cars), and of course, the current Formula One team and drivers Hamilton and Rosberg.