I didn't think this was the official record, though, as it didn't happen in the timed shootout on Sunday; it was in the qualifying runs. Sunday's weather started wet, and the although the course was drying, it was still damp under the trees.
I can confirm - because I was working for Goodwood RRC, in the Goodwood House (and I shot this photo from the office window before the prize-giving) - that Goodwood classes it as the official course record.It did but it's not the official record just yet. Next year, as long as it doesn't rain, will be the year it breaks tye record.
I can confirm - because I was working for Goodwood RRC, in the Goodwood House (and I shot this photo from the office window before the prize-giving) - that Goodwood classes it as the official course record.
It makes sense to do so, because there's no difference whatsoever between qualifying and the race in a hill climb, whereas qualifying and the race on circuits have different conditions. It's not like you get a clearer run, or a tow from a team-mate on the fast straight during hill climb qualifying, and you're not running one-lap wonder hypersoft tyres but managing hard ones in the race. A hill climb session is the same whatever you call it.
However, there was much discussion about it on the Sunday even before the timed shootout started, and I believe the Duke of Richmond himself handed the decision down. It would, in theory, have been possible for the IDR to have the record but not win the event.
Just imagine the record if a f22 was allow to competeSo will modern F1 & hillclimb cars now be allowed to go for a time ?
The reason the record was unbroken for so long is that they stopped timing modern F1 cars because it was getting too competitive and the cars too fast - If I recall the point was made by Martin Whitmarsh immediately after Heidfeld's run.
So the record stood until this car was allowed to make a run.
Also can we start making all electric cars sound like that does? It would have to be artificial but it would make the driving experience even better and pedestrians might actually start to hear you coming for a change.
Need F2004, Merc W10 and 919 EVO to have a go next. If this thing i already faster than the old F1 record safety shouldn't be a reason to ban F1 cars anymore.