Ferrari 250 thrills and spills in the Lavant Cup — Petersen Automotive Museum

The Goodwood Revival took place this past weekend, and as ever, the cars were sublime, the racing superb, the period dress perfect, and the highlights videos a treat. This week we’re looking into the best from the event, beginning with action from the Lavant Cup.

This year’s Lavant Cup at the Goodwood Revival was one of those races that makes you want to hide behind the sofa, but also can’t tear your eyes away from. The sight of a full grid of Ferrari 250 models – GTOs, LMs, SWBs – all brushing doorhandles, is as terrifying as it is compelling.

Racing them then must be all that and more, and there were certainly a few spills during the race to have spectators pulling the kind of expression you do when you’ve just been given an unexpectedly large bill to repair your car.

Most spectacular of these was from former Formula 1 driver and now F1 pundit Karun Chandhok. Chandhok is a regular at the Revival but would probably like to avoid a repeat of his moment in a Ferrari 250 GTO, as a mechanical failure appeared to dump fluid over the rear tyres, causing a spin and briefly engulfing the car in flames. Chandhok managed to get the GTO under control and then quickly pull off the circuit and leap out of the car. No more flames emerged, and Chandhok was thankfully fine – if seeming slightly shaken by the experience.

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