Hot Britannia

Cool Britannia has been and gone: these days, the island is as hot as Carnival time in Rio de Janeiro – metaphorically and literally.

Take the last three days at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where racing hotshots ​​burnt under an almost tropical sun, as did the Classic Driver team as we soaked up southern England’s annual rush of adrenalin – and caught our favourite moments on camera. Even in exile, the British burn brightly these days, as the British Classic Car Meeting in St. Moritz can prove; J. Philip Rathgen was out there to capture the action.