Story and photos by Jonathan Sharp
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, I spend a lot of time in the assembly area as it has such a nice atmosphere. The drivers tend to greet each other as old friends. You will usually catch one or two of them taking photos of the cars, or selfies for themselves. You do need eyes in the back of your head though, as whilst you are using your pointy elbows to get a shot of a driver at one end of the paddock another star will have arrived at the other end, but it’s all good exercise for me.
Throughout the weekend I kept expecting to see John Surtees popping in as he was such a stalwart of the event and was sadly missed. I am sure he was there in spirit. Here are a few images taken from inside the fence.