Armar och Armbågar: Kenny Bräck Slithers a Ford GT40 around Goodwood [Video]
It’s no secret that attending theGoodwood Festival of Speedshould be on every petrolhead’s bucket list. Yes, it’s a long-ass way away for anyone not from the U.K. or Western Europe, but folks on that side of the pond probably say the same thing aboutMonterey Car Week. However, theFestival of Speedisn’t the only must-do high octane garden party Lord March throws each year; there’s also theGoodwood Revival Meeting, held at the virtually-unchanged-since-the-1960sGoodwood Motor Circuit.
This past weekend witnessed the 2013 running of the Revival, and there was no shortage of new history made and memorable moments created. One such moment likely to go down in Goodwood lore is this wild qualifying run in the wet byKenny BräckinAdrian Newey’s (Yes, theRed Bull F1design genius.)Ford GT40. The1999 Indianapolis 500 champstruggles to keep the legendaryFerrari-fighting-Fordpointed straight ahead, but between the Swede’s speedy upper extremities and the up-down-up-down pitch of that thundering V8, it’s undeniably entertaining. And in case you’re wondering, Bräck and Newey won their event, theWhitsun Trophyfor Ford GT40s.