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Bruno Senna takes fans with him down Goodwood Hill - A unique view from inside the cockpit at the Festival of Speed

Published by Christine

It's no secret that the Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the best events for getting up close and personal with motorsport of all kinds. From drivers to teams to cars new and old, it's all within touching distance. I must admit, though, that I never thought it would allow this kind of access. Current F1 driver Bruno Senna took a handheld video camera with him as he raced down the hill, allowing us along for the ride.

What an incredible video. The camerawork is bumpy and it makes me a bit dizzy, but what an opportunity to get a glimpse of what it's like to travel down the hill on the track, rather than by tractor. Senna shows great car control, plus knowledge of what the fans want to see - swinging the camera back and forth to see the crowds cheering and waving, the marshals doing their sterling work, and other drivers anticipating their own runs down the hill.

At the end of the video, you see Bruno negotiating the encroaching fans whilst still filming the event. On hand were Lou and Lukeh to capture the moment as Bruno attempts to park, film and give instructions to marshals all the same time.

Bruno's impromptu mobile roadshow comes to an end surrounded by fans in the F1 paddock.
Bruno's impromptu mobile roadshow comes to an end surrounded by fans in the F1 paddock.Credit: Lukeh

Later in the evening via Twitter, Bruno explained how he managed his final run.

I was holding my mobile phone with my left hand and the steering wheel with the right. Don't do this at home. Definitely not on the street!!

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A truly unique and very special Goodwood moment.