Festival of Speed date to be changed after Grand Prix clash

GOODWOOD will move the date of the Festival of Speed due to a clash with the German Grand Prix.

In a recent statement, Goodwood announced: “Due to the FIA unexpectedly announcing a further change to the 2013 F1 calendar, the German Grand Prix will now take place on July 5-7, the same weekend on which the Goodwood Festival of Speed was scheduled.

“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.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause, but sadly this is outside of Goodwood’s control.”

The 2013 Festival of Speed dates are now under review, and will be confirmed soon.

Tickets already purchased for the festival will be valid for the new dates.