Goodwood Revival 2021: the races, the drivers and how to watch

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The Goodwood Revival is finally back after a two-year absence – read below for how to buy tickets and how to watch it at home

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After an absence of two years, Goodwood Revival is back

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After an absence of two years, the jewel in Goodwood’s crown is back – the Revival.

Celebrity drivers will don their vintage outfits and compete with classic cars, in a convincing demonstration that everything really was better in the old days. Among the entries is the 2009 Formula 1 champion, Jenson Button, racing a Jaguar E-type and AC Cobra, as well as a plethora of competition cars brought in to remember ‘Mr Goodwood’ himself, Stirling Moss, in the first Revival held since his passing.

Last year, SpeedWeek replaced the Revival, streaming live classic car racing to viewers stranded in lockdown, but this year’s event is set to prove that there is no substitute that comes close to seeing — and hearing— the cars in action.

As usual, the timetable is packed with vintage machinery going wheel to wheel throughout the weekend, as well as the Butlin’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Ballroom, vintage cinema, shops, food, displays and live music to keep you entertained in the moments when wheels aren’t being turned in anger.

Read below for what’s on, how to buy tickets, and how to watch either via TV or online.

 

Revival headliners

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GT cars will be out in force throughout the weekend

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As ever, the Revival’s flagship races will include the Glover Trophy for F1 cars, RAC TT Celebration for GT machines, and touring car round-up in the St Mary’s Trophy and the Sussex Trophy for “beautiful” sports cars.

In addition to this there will be the Richmond Trophy for front-engined F1 cars, Whitsun Trophy for unlimited sports cars and Brooklands Trophy for sports cars of a 1920s-1930s vintage.

Sports cars of the 1950s will bring the weekend to a close in the Freddie March Trophy, but that’s not before we also see the Chichester Cup for junior formula cars.

 

Stirling Moss remembered

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A race, parade and displays will pay tribute to the late, great Stirling Moss

This will sadly be the first Revival since the death of ‘Mr Goodwood’ himself, Stirling Moss.

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In remembrance, various races will pay tribute. Perhaps the largest gathering of Moss competition cars ever will be on parade and display, the crème de la crème being his Mercedes-Benz SLR ‘722’, on a rare trip out of Stuttgart, in which he won the 1955 Mille Miglia with our very own continental correspondent Denis Jenkinson – though it’s not yet certain if this exquisite Silver Arrow will run.

Other Moss machines running will be the Rob Walker-liveried Lotus 18, the four-wheel drive Ferguson P99 and his Aston Martin DBR1.

The Kinrara Trophy has been renamed the Stirling Moss Trophy, and will see Jaguar E-Types, AC Cobras Aston Martin DB4GTs and other cars of similar era and provenance dice it out around Goodwood.

Jenson Button will be taking part in this race in an E-Type, sharing the car with his friend and endurance racer Alex Buncombe, as will father-and-son racers and commentators, Martin and Alex Brundle; plus former F1 and sports car race Jochen Mass.

 

More minis, more fun

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Big Mini grid is set to feature racing heroes past and present

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If there’s anything that the returning Silverstone Classic taught us this year, it’s that there’s few categories more entertaining than that of the Minis. Sliding, sometimes door-bashing and always charmingly noisy.

At Goodwood, the John Whitmore Trophy will take the form of a two-driver 45-minute race celebrating the Mini Cooper S and featuring a grid packed with racing personalities.

Le Mans-winner Brendon Hartley will be battling with Le Mans-winner David Brabham, Le Mans-winner Romain Dumas and Le Mans-winner Neel Jani. We could go on. And will. Jochen Mass (Le Mans winner) races here too, as do BTCC drivers Matt Neal, Anthony Reid and Andrew Jordan. Martin Brundle and Karun Chandhok have F1 experience, while Jean-Eric Vergne and André Lotterer come from Formula E.

There will also of course be the RAC Tourist Trophy and the St Mary’s Trophy for 1950s Touring cars.

 

Festival of Britain remembered

CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPT 7th: Stylish young lady in fur lined flying jacket driving military vehicle/jeep during the 20th anniversary of the Goodwood Revival at Goodwood on September 7th 2018 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Michael Cole/Getty Images)

Military vehicles will be displayed as part of Festival of Britain theme

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Like innumerable other countries around the world, Britain has had its fair share to overcome in the last eighteen months. Seven decades on from the nation showcasing its best and brightest in various fields in times of post-war hardship, it’s appropriate that the Revival has the Festival of Britain as a theme. The Goodwood Trophy, for grand prix and voiturette cars, will be renamed the Festival of Britain Trophy.

As well as there also being a recreation of the Battersea Pleasure Gardens, there will be Victory parade to remember the 75 anniversary of the end of WWII. Military vehicles will run on the circuit, in tribute to key workers and service people.

 

If it is broke…

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Restoration projects will be on show in a new feature this year

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Tinkerers of Goodwood will rejoice at seeing a new ‘Make-Do and Mend’ area on the outside of Woodcote corner.

The stand will showcase restoration projects as well as featuring specialist guests talking and giving Q&As throughout the weekend.

Furthermore encouraging the throwback theme, there will be 600sq ft ‘Dig for Victory’ patch, commemorating Britain’s homegrown food efforts when supplies were cut off during WWII.

 

New circuit features

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Spectators will be able to get closer to the action and the drivers in addition to there being even more to do around the circuit this year

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New viewing areas on the infield will allow attendees to get closer to the action, whilst enjoying themselves all the more at the same time.

One of these is on the inside of the Lavant Straight, called the RAF Westhampnett in tribute to the former airfield’s name. Spectators will be treated to a shopping area, food stalls and additional outdoor seating.

It will also feature a display of NHRA hotrods and the grid of the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy GT cars of early 1960s vintage.

The Drivers’ Club will now be located right by Earls Court Motor Show Building, after previously being hidden away, meaning the paying public can now get up close and personal with competitors when they’re not behind the wheel.

A new bridge has also been added between thew pitlane and Madgwick, meaning improved access to the infield and impeccable views on the inside of Madgwick.

It’s also ideal whilst social distancing remains something to bear in mind, giving increased access in addition to the two tunnels.

 

How do I watch the Goodwood Revival?

All three days of the revival will be streamed on YouTube live at this streaming link here.

If you prefer to watch the action at your own pace, ITV will show a highlights package each day via terrestrial as well as on the ITV Hub which can be accessed via this link.

 

Goodwood Revival TV Schedule

Date/Time Programme Channel
September 18 – 17:00 Goodwood Revival Live ITV 4
September 19 – 14:00 Goodwood Revival Live ITV 4
September 23 – 20:00 Goodwood Revival Highlights 1 ITV 4
September 24 – 20:00 Goodwood Revival Highlights 2 ITV 4
September 26 – 23:10 Goodwood Revival Highlights 3 ITV all channels
October 10 – 18:00 Goodwood Revival Highlights 3 ITV 4

 

How do I buy tickets for the Goodwood Revival?

Tickets for the Revival, whilst weekend passes have sold out, a limited number of individual day tickets can be purchased by clicking here, emailing [email protected] or calling the ticket office at 01243 755055.

 

Goodwood Revival Timetable

Friday

Time Activity
08:00 Air Display
09:20 Official Practice: Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy
10:00 Official Practice: Festival of Britain Trophy
10:30 Official Practice: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy
11:10 Official Practice: St Mary’s Trophy – Part 1
11:45 Official Practice: Whitsun Trophy Trophy
12:20 Track Parade: Tribute to Stirling Moss
12:45 Official Practice: John Whitmore Trophy
13:30 Official Practice: Sussex Trophy
14:05 Official Practice: Chichester Trophy
14:40 Official Practice: Richmond Trophy
15:15 Official Practice: Brooklands Trophy
15:50 Track Parade: Celebration of British Racing Motors
16:20 Official Practice: Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration
17:00 Official Practice: St Mary’s Trophy
17:35 Official Practice: Glover Trophy
18:20 Race 1: Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy

 

Saturday

Time Activity
08:10 Air Display
08:40 Track parade: Hot Rods
09:00 Official Practice: Freddie March Memorial Trophy
09:45 Race 2: Festival of Britain Trophy
10:40 Settrington Cup – Part 1
11:00 Race 3: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy – Part 1
11:50 Race 4: John Whitmore Trophy Presented
13:25 Track Parade: Tribute to Sir Stirling Moss
14:10 Race 4: Glover Trophy
14:50 Official Practice: Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration
15:30 Track Parade: Celebration of British Racing Motors
16:10 Race 6: St Mary’s Trophy presented – Part 1
17:00 Race 7: Whitsun Trophy
17:50 Race 8: Sussex Trophy

 

Sunday

Time Activity
08:05 Air Display
08:30 Track Parade: Hot Rods
09:00 Race 9: Chichester Cup
09:45 Race 10: Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy – Part 2
10:25 Settrington Cup – Part 2
10:50 Track Parade: Eroica Britannia Cycle Moment
11:30 Race 11: Richmond Trophy
13:20 Race 12: Brooklands Trophy
14:00 Track Parade: Victory Parade
14:30 Race 14: Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration
15:55 Race 15: St Mary’s Trophy
16:40 Track Parade: Celebration of British Racing Motors
17:20 Race 16: Freddie March Memorial Trophy
18:45 Prize giving (trackside at Race Control)