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A Grand Prix racing car has the most expensive car to be sold at auction after fetching million at the Goodwood Festival of

The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196, was driven by five-times F1 world Juan Manuel Fangio he clinched his second title in was sold at the Bonhams auction on the first day of the Festival.

Visitors to the of Speed get close to Fangio’s

The German-made car contains many innovative at the time, including a engine, lightweight chassis just 72lbs and all-round brakes.

The auction house the W196 as not only one of the most motor cars of the 20th but also the most important Grand Prix racing car offered at public auction.

Knight, group motoring at Bonhams, said: At £19.6 inclusive [with buyer’s it’s a new world record by distance.

We had eight telephone at the start of the bidding and we had three in the audience, so we had more than 10 who were prepared to spend. Of 11 bidders, only five got the to bid.

Our own personal record of £5 million was last year for a Bentley. The that we achieved today is three times that, so extraordinary.

We always knew it was a very, very important

The W196 is just one of the many at the annual motoring garden that takes over the of Lord March deep in the countryside, attracting thousands of as well as a healthy dose of glamour.

The Porsche 911 statue Goodwood House

Other cars in the auction included the Maserati 300S Sports-Racing that finished third in the Sebring 12-Hours and a 1934 Romeo 8C-2300 ‘Le Tourer that was originally by the 3rd Viscount Ridley.

However, of the visitors to Goodwood will be out on the climb, the forest rally and in the paddocks where they can get to the machinery and if they’re lucky, even rub shoulders with of the most famous racing — both old and not-so-young in the world.

Goodwood is renowned for celebrating — this year the 20th anniversary of the festival and 2013 is no different with a of birthdays. The 50th anniversary of the 911 is marked with the ‘Central sculpture, a 34-metre high that stands outside House and which is the tallest in the history.

Demonstration runs by Porsche road and race spanning the seven generations of the 911 include drives two-time of the Le Mans 24 Hours and German Car Champion, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Porsche Supercup factory driver Michael Christensen, former works aces Attwood and Vic Elford.

Guy Smith be reunited with the Bentley he to Le Mans victory 10 years ago

the scores of leading drivers to attend are F1 world champions Button, Damon Hill, Prost and Lewis Hamilton; Rally champions Hannu and Carlos Sainz; motorbike Randy Mamola and Giacomo and Le Mans winners Derek Henri Pescarolo, Allan and Guy Smith.

Smith won Le Mans with in 2003 and the 10th anniversary is celebrated with runs both Speed 8 cars, competed in that year’s

Talking to Huffington Post UK, explained what makes such a popular event for punters and car manufacturers alike.

is such an amazing event… always so much fun. so laid back and relaxed yet is so much to see and do and so many people to up with, he said.

The last few has seen more manufacturers an interest in it and using it as a platform to and show off new products.

The Bentleys are very well received. though it’s been 10 so many people tell me still their favourite LMP [le prototype] car, so it’s nice to light up the rear and do a burn out for the crowds!

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A general view of the and Porsche sculpture in front of the during the Moving Motor ahead of the Goodwood Festival of which starts tomorrow.

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Tyre fills the air as a car leaves the start to race up the hill at the Goodwood of Speed near Chichester, Sussex.

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A general view of the McLaren during the Moving Motor ahead of the Goodwood Festival of which starts tomorrow.


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Olympic cycling champion, Sir Hoy, sits in a Jaguar GT before taking to the hill in the Run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Chichester, West Sussex.

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driver Mikko Hirvonen doughnuts in his Citroen DS3 WRC at the Goodwood of Speed near Chichester, Sussex.

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The Red Arrows fly over the house and the sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of near Chichester, West

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A Porsche 936 heads up the hill at the Festival of Speed near West Sussex.

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Television chef, Martin at the Goodwood Festival of near Chichester, West

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watch a 1916 Sunbeam race up the hill at the Goodwood of Speed near Chichester, Sussex.

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Veteran motor racing Sir Stirling Moss, waves as he a Mercedes W196 up the hill at the Festival of Speed near West Sussex.

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A Vauxhall is pushed position for display during the Motor Show ahead of the Festival of Speed which tomorrow.

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A view of the track and Porsche in front of the house during the Motor Show ahead of the Festival of Speed which on Friday.

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Models enjoy the sun and sand at the land speed record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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The Porsche 911 towers abover Goodwood on the opening day of the Festival of Speed

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