The Electric powered Volkswagen ID.R has broken the outright Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb record, 20 years after it was set by ex-F1 star Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13. Twice, as the new record was then broken once more the next day.
With the theme of this year’s Festival of Speed being “Speed Kings -Motorsport’s record breakers and this year also being Michael Schumacher’s fiftieth birthday and also 25 years since his first world title, it seemed like the perfect year for the festival to pay tribute to the record-breaking formula one driver.
Romain Dumas and Volkswagen have won the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed shoot out with the German manufacturer’s cars taking first and second. Their all electric ID-R looking dominant with Petter Solberg’s Polo Rallycross car taking the second fastest time.
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