A postcard from Barbados

Located in the eastern Caribbean, this popular holiday island is evolving its own distinctively themed Festival of Speed

The recipe was unusual: a blend of air displays, a Force India show car, races conducted between locally prepared rally cars and a series of race challenges involving Jenson Button and former Formula 1 driver Will Stevens, now a regular in the World Endurance Championship. GP3 champion George Russell and endurance racer Oli Webb also took part.

The second Barbados Festival of Speed took place, like the first, at Bushy Park, a 1.25-mile track built on the site of an old dirt-racing venue first used in the 1970s. As well as the main circuit, the site also incorporates a rallycross course and a drag strip. The event was hailed a success and is expected to be repeated later this year, though a date has still to be confirmed.

Our thanks to Ocean Two Resort (oceantwobarbados.com) & the Barbados Tourist Board (visitbarbados.org). For more information see bushyparkbarbados.com/festival-of-speed-2017