News: Watch the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed live

Tune in for high-octane action

IT’S THE greatest – and loudest – garden party of the year, but don’t be downhearted if you can’t make it to the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed: you can watch it live instead.

The organisers behind the year’s most mouth-watering gathering of rare race and rally cars, and super cars and bikes, are streaming the action live and anyone can enjoy the sights and sounds of the high-octane festival.

Highlights you won’t want to miss include Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, the former Formula One World Champions, storming up the hill in Mercedes and McLaren F1 machines respectively. Familiar British faces also include Damon Hill, Sir Jackie Stewart, John Surtees and the one and only Mr Murray Walker.

Cars making their debut this year include the Jaguar F-Type Project7 and Bentley Continental GT3-R. And fresh from battling it out at the Le Mans 24 hour race, Audi, Porsche and Toyota will be running their endurance race cars up the hill.

So make yourself comfy on the sofa, or open a sneaky little browser window on your desktop at work, and catch all the action from the 1.16 mile hillclimb course, rally stage and more.

N.b. technical gremlins caused Goodwood’s live stream to go down for a short period on Thursday so if the video doesn’t play, come back later to see if they’ve managed to restore the feed.