For more than 20 years the Goodwood Festival of Speed has resonated with the sounds and sights of motor sport’s greatest machinery while the public has had the chance to meet its heroes from every epoch. After doing so much for so long, one might be forgiven for wondering where the next big thrills can come from.
Well one in particular was the ‘dual’ run up the hill at Goodwood House by both 1964 Formula 1® world champion John Surtees and the 2007 title winner Kimi Räikkönen – each in their respective championship-winning Ferraris, appearing courtesy of Shell. It is extremely rare, after so many years and so many stars, for the Goodwood crowd to burst into spontaneous applause – but it happened, and deservedly so.
You might feel that the film was a little beyond the remit of the S&G with its pre-61 policy – but let’s not quibble. After all, ‘Big John’ was on winning form throughout the 1950s with another legendary Italian stable. Next stop: a knighthood for the oldest living world champion!