The organisers of the Goodwood Festival of Speed – Britain’s biggest motorsport event – have announced that they will change their 2013 date following the change in the Formula 1 calendar. The Festival was originally scheduled for the weekend of July 5-7, between the British and German GPs, but with Germany moving to the 7th and another race being inserted on the 21st the Festival is going to move. As yet no date has been decided.
“Given that the Festival of Speed is the only event in the world outside of a World Championship Grand Prix where you can get a close up view of the latest F1 cars and drivers in action, we will now have to change the Festival’s date in order to avoid this conflict with the amended Grand Prix calendar,” the organisers said in a statement. “Goodwood is now reviewing the 2013 Festival of Speed dates and will confirm these very soon. We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause, but sadly this is outside of Goodwood’s control.”
Tickets that have already purchased will be valid for the new date when it is announced.