The second day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed saw Scuderia Ferrari’s official test-driver, Pedro de la Rosa, mixing with the crowd and signing autographs for the many Prancing Horse fans who flock to this great event every year. An array of spectacular classic Ferraris tackled the Hillclimb, one of which Pedro was particularly intrigued with: a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB. The owner of the car was honoured to share the history of his historic Endurance Racer with the F1 driver, who clearly appreciates the importance that such iconic cars have had in creating the Ferrari myth that it is today.
Ferrari was honoured to offer Atty Lennox, Lord March’s daughter, the chance to experience driving up her father’s very famous driveway in a 458 Speciale, which made its UK debut here at the event. She was truly impressed by Ferrari’s latest mid-engined supercar, saying: “It’s an incredibly powerful car, yet so beautiful and smooth: it totally blew my mind.” On Goodwood, she commented: “It has a different vibe every year with the different cars that come, but it’s the same familiar faces that are the motorsport family of Goodwood. It’s a really magical place.”
The Goodwood Festival of Speed continues with Kimi Räikkönen making an appearance as a special guest at the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of John Surtees’ F1 World title. The two drivers will be at the wheels of the cars in which they won their World Championships: Surtees will be driving the 1964 158 F1 and Kimi his F2007.
Images of the Ferrari Cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed