This year Goodwood was very special for us. We took with us no less than 3 Ferrari 250SWB’s and the always spectacular Ferrari 340F1.
The Friday morning session went well, but it wasn’t what we expected. Qualifying somewhere in the middle grid with all the SWB’s. We hoped to be able to reach the top 10. With the Goodwood Friday race into the sunset there is not a lot of space to work on the cars and both the professional drivers Nicky Pastorelli and Yelmer Buurman were positive that they would be able to set stronger times than the qualifying pace that was set.
The start went very well for David, setting fast laps and really cutting through the grid. The same could be said about the red 250SWB with its owner Alexander at the wheel. Hans also thought his way to the centre of the field. All the pitstops went very well and David was looking at a podium finish, sadly we had some bad luck or rather our colleagues had better luck. When the 250SWB from Wyss Engineering entered the pit the safety car came out and we got caught up behind it. So we got P4 with the green 250SWB. The red SWB had even worse luck and dropped out as a result of a tyre puncture. The silver SWB driven by Hans Hugenholtz and Jochen Masss finished P13 after a good race.
Saturday morning it was time for the early F1 cars to shine. This grid is so beautiful with the Alfa Romeo ‘Alfetta’ and Maserati’s entered. The owner doesn’t race the car a lot and you really notice that some of the ERA drivers really know their cars well, but it is just an amazing opportunity to showcase the Ferrari at such a busy event as the Goodwood Revival. We had great fun and ended up at P8.
Good results this weekend for us, some work to do this winter to improve the SWB’s. This was the first race for both the red and the green SWB and we think we can come back even better.
Our winter stop has now officially started! Back to the drawing board