Formula Kart Stars exhibited at this amazing event as part of the TAG Heuer stand. Over 150,000 motor racing fans and enthusiasts attended over the three days. Positioned in the calendar as to not clash with any Formula 1 dates, the Festival enables the current teams and their drivers to display their cars in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. At this astonishing event, where attention to detail is paramount and where the Goodwood staff are friendly and helpful, Lord March manages to make everyone feel like guests with personal invites.
Each year Lord March commissions a “sculpture” outside of Goodwood House, overlooking the Festival and this year the featured marque was Lotus and a huge display showcased their Formula 1 cars.
Fans and visitors can enjoy, close up, racing machines both two and four wheels from 100 years of motorsport take to the demanding Goodwood Hill. Many of the drivers treated the good humoured and enthusiastic crowds to astonishing displays of doughnuts and burn ups. Some of the older drivers and riders showed they had lost none of their nerve or speed!
Many of FKS old boys drove up the ‘Hill’ in a variety of cars and many proudly wore their FKS visor strip. Lewis Hamilton and Oli Turvey FKS old boys drove the current McLaren F1 and posed for photographs with FKS Director Carolynn Hoy, who was also driving the ‘Hill’, more recent old boys, Frankie Wrathall and Daniel Lloyd, both FKS class sponsors showed impressive speed.
Positioned alongside and in conjunction with official championship partner TAG Heuer, FKS enjoyed a “ringside” seat beside the start of the hill climb. Modern Formula 1 cars and evocative Formula 1 cars from the past roared off every few minutes. Many youngsters also attend and Formula Kart Stars staff were kept very busy over the four days and handed out many thousands of brochures and information sheets. FKS displayed a Comer Cadet (kindly lent by Zip Kart) and a Junior Max (kindly lent by RL Racing). On hand to answer karting questions on Saturday and Sunday were Lando and Oli Norris. FKS offered a prize draw of a karting session at Whilton Mill and an amazing 300+ signed up for the draw.