Goodwood SpeedWeek: Digital technology playground will offer viewers an interactive experience

Goodwood’s three-day interactive online event is set to offer viewers a one-off digital technology playground from the comfort their own homes.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 2:47 pm

In a motorsport world-first, millions of spectators will be able to enjoy live content with full 360-degree audio and visual interaction, streamed on Facebook.

Using the SpeedWeek Hub on the Goodwood website, fans will be able to take a virtual paddock tour, use chat rooms to question their favourite drivers, and interact with the action through quizzes, polls, competitions and a ‘podium predictor’.

When road cars feature on the live stream fans can press a button to add their favourite cars into a garage.

The all-electric Ford Mach-E Mustang 1400 prototype will take to the track for a drift demonstration

Goodwood Speedweek, which runs from 16-18 October 2020, is the most ambitious event to ever take place at the Goodwood.

More than 12 miles of high-speed fibre cabling has been laid at Goodwood Motor Circuit and 49 high-definition cameras installed – including 19 trackside cameras and 15 live on-boards.

A television crew of 180 operators will help bring the action to life with ten presenters and two TV studios required to cover all the action.

Each day will be dedicated to celebrating the automotive industry’s past, present and future– bringing together the best elements of the Festival of Speed and Revival using the latest technology.

One lucky Goodwood SpeedWeek presenter will getsa behind-the-scenes look of Gravity and how you train to become a jet suit pilot

On Sunday there will be a winner-takes-all one-lap competition between some of the fastest machines in motorsport across the years, including hypercars, single-seaters and prototype sports cars.

The Duke of Richmond said: “Technology is a core feature of Goodwood motorsport events and we strive to showcase the most innovative and forward-thinking mobility innovations.

“At Goodwood SpeedWeek we were presented with a unique opportunity to go one step further, quite literally placing digital right at the heart of the experience.

“It’s allowed us to raise the bar even higher, offering a once in a lifetime, interactive experience that is accessible to viewers anywhere in the world.”

The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy will be contested for the first time at Goodwood SpeedWeek. Picture: Goodwood

The event will celebrate the future of automotive technology with demonstrations of some of the latest innovations transforming the world of motorsport and mobility.

In partnership with Randox, Speedweek will show viewers the inner workings and hidden brilliance of a driver’s mind and body under stress with The Racing Mind.

Einride will undertake an autonomous lap on the motor circuit, including a behind-the-scenes look at how it was achieved.

Before taking to the track to celebrate 70 years of F1, there will be a live grid walk of cars charting the evolution of technology in F1 through the ages.

An all-electric race between the Virgin Formula E, Electric Harley and Drone racer on the Driftkhana course.

A SpeedWeek presenter gets a behind-the-scenes look of Gravity and how you train to become a jet suit pilot.

The all-electric Ford Mach-E Mustang 1400 prototype will take to the track for a drift demonstration.

Sennheiser will present an interactive demonstration of 360-degree binaural audio, live from the heart of the event.

For more information visit the Goowdwood website.

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