Goodwood gets the hearts of motorsport and classic car fans racing, especially this year, as Porsche celebrated its 17th overall victory in Le Mans in Goodwood once again this past weekend – with victorious race cars and drivers.
Engines roar and cars sparkle whenever the Festival of Speed celebrates the automobile. The amazing event, which generally attracts around 200,000 spectators, highlights race cars in particular. It therefore offered Porsche the perfect opportunity to celebrate the brand’s 17th overall victory in Le Mans.
Factory drivers Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley came to southern England especially for the event. They brought the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid No. 19 along with them – and Hartley even took it for a spin on the 1.86-kilometre circuit.
Racing legends in Goodwood: Rudi Lins and Richard Attwood
Former drivers such as Rudi Lins and Richard Attwood were also on hand to ensure a bit of history at the Festival of Speed. Attwood and Hans Herrmann captured the first victory for Porsche in the 24-hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe in 1970.
That achievement was followed by 16 other victories, such as the one in 1981 with the Porsche 936/81, and in 1987 with the 962 C. Both of these cars were also on display in Goodwood to show off everything they have to offer both visually and acoustically. However, why not see and hear it all for yourself:
The design of the Porsche 914 was so groundbreaking, yet was very much derived from the history of the brand.