This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed honours the career of ex-Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone with an sculptural centerpiece of artist Gerry Judah.
Judah’s 2017 piece has been called the ‘The Five Ages of Ecclestone’, picking out the 86-year-old’s time as a “driver, manager, team owner, impresario and legend of the sport”.
Each element is portrayed on the central feature by a different Formula-One car, high up on five arms from a white circle, represent a different aspect of Bernie Ecclestone’s career.
“From this circle five arms shoot out – a bit like the sparks flying out of a spinning Catherine Wheel – to which the cars, either upside down or vertical, are attached” says Judah.
The large 114ft (35m) has a total weight of 65 tonnes and is made up of 8 steel box sections. The entire time spent to fabricate and install the sculpture was just 6 weeks.
- Location: East Sussex, England, UK
- Designer: Gerry Judah
- Engineering: Diales
- Fabrication & Installation: Littlehampton Welding
- Client: Goodwood
- Year: 2017
- Photographs: David Barbour, Courtesy of Gerry Judah
Article by Marco Rinaldi