Goodwood Festival of Speed- Volkswagen ID.R sets new track record
09.07.2019: The Volkswagen ID.R has won the prestigious Festival of Speed with Romain Dumas for the second time in a row and also achieved the fastest ever time with 39.90 seconds.
The Volkswagen ID.R has won the prestigious Festival of Speed with Romain Dumas for the second time in a row and also achieved the fastest ever time with 39.90 seconds.
As early as Saturday, the Frenchman in the first fully electric race car from Volkswagen beat the previous track record of Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren Formula 1 racing car by 1.7 seconds, a record that had stood since 1999.
“Setting the overall record in Goodwood with the ID.R makes me very proud. The short hill climb is a very special challenge. Because the track is so short, I could not afford even the slightest driving error, and every fine detail had to be just right in the ID.R’s set-up.
This was particularly difficult because we could not test on the track beforehand,” said Romain Dumas, who had already taken the overall victory in 2018, when he simultaneously set the best electric time.
Volkswagen Motorsport had modified the ID.R specifically for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Compared to the records on Pikes Peak and the Nürburgring, the latest evolutionary version of the electric race car, among other things, was characterized by a lower weight.
Andre Dietzel, photos VW