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Historics: Goodwood Festival of Speed to feature Sky Sports, F1 pavilion

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The Goodwood Estate in West Chichester, England announced via press release on Tuesday, June 24, that its Festival of Speed this coming weekend will feature a special Formula 1 pavilion run by Sky Sports.

Sky Sports, a group of British television channels, will be on hand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with its own pavilion beside which visitors will be able to watch all the action from a giant screen. Sky Sports commentators will include host David Croft, three-time grand prix winner Johnny Herbert, and Natalie Pinkham presenting all the action from the F1 paddock.

The Sky Sports pavilion within the F1 Paddock will also feature a Sky Sports channel feed, Sky genius bar, a special viewing gallery and promotional staff handing out lanyards with free ear-plugs.

In addition, there will be a green-screen experience at which visitors can have their picture taken as if they were inside a real race car, and the opportunity to win Sky-related prizes.

F1 world champions Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen will feature on Sunday, June 29, while the timed shoot-out to decide who will be fastest up the hill will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports F1 from 1500-1700 hours, with commentary from Tony Jardine and NBC's Will Buxton.

The show will feature the climax to the Festival of Speed and the attempt by nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb to break the record in the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car.

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed runs June 26-29. The estate's annual Goodwood Revival, dedicated to historic/vintage motor racing, in particular, including asking spectators to dress in period costumes from the 1940s-1960s, is scheduled for September 12-14.