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Goodwood has confirmed that this year's Festival of Speed theme will be ‘The Innovators – Masterminds of Motorsport’.
The theme will celebrate the technical landmarks that have seen the racing automobile develop from crude behemoth to space-age projectile.
As is usual with Goodwood, the Festival of Speed will not only celebrate the machines themselves, but also the pioneering individuals who helped bring them to life.
"This year’s Festival theme – ‘The Innovators – Masterminds of Motorsport’ – allows us to celebrate some of the greatest achievements in history, while also highlighting the event’s evolving focus on future technology," explained the Duke of Richmond.
"Just as race-inspired innovations such as four-valve engines, monocoque chassis and turbocharging have shaped the past and present of the cars we drive in the real world, so electrification, autonomy and other new technologies – the development of which is accelerated by the white heat of competition – will have a profound effect on the future of personal mobility.
"The Festival of Speed is the only place in the world to bring all these stories together in one place, celebrating the past, present and future in a uniquely immersive, dynamic way."
In recent years the Festival of Speed has increased its focus on automotive technology, including electric vehicles, with the introduction of the Future Lab in 2017, but things are going one step further in 2022.
This year, event-goers to get behind the wheel of a variety of exciting EV manufacturers, with more details soon to be announced by Goodwood.
The 2022 edition of the Festival of Speed takes place between June 23-26. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
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