Formula 1 Driving Experience
All drivers have a car that they dream of driving and for many the ultimate dream is to drive a Formula 1 racing car. That dream can now be fulfilled by driving a real F1 car that raced in the F1 World Championship. The Formula 1 driving experience offers drivers the opportunity to drive an ex-Grand Prix car with a 0-60 time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 200mph, the ultimate present for a Formula One fan.
Your action packed day begins with breakfast and a drink followed by a comprehensive safety briefing, then with the formalities out of the way it's off to the track where your instructor – a professional racing driver - will show you the lines in a sports saloon. It's then time to put what you've learned into practice as you get behind the wheel of the saloon for 10 laps with driving analysis from your instructor.
With the lines learnt and the braking points nailed the horsepower increases dramatically with six miles in the luxurious cockpit of the stunning Aston Martin, shortly followed by another six miles in the Fabulous Ferrari 360 Modena, a truly iconic supercar that comes to life on the track. These two supercars leave the sports saloon a distant memory.
Now the supercar drives are over it's time for you and your instructor to part as you get behind the wheel of a formula ford single seater for ten laps of the circuit behind a pace car driven by a professional race driver. This is followed by a further seven unpaced laps in the Formula Ford, before it's time to take off the helmet, enjoy a delicious lunch and speculate on how far you've progressed with your Formula 1 driving experience.
With lunch over it's time to move up to a Ralt RT3 / RT32 Formula 3 car. With 165 brake horsepower, a 0 – 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph, the Formula 3 experience really gives you a taste of what it's like to drive a real racing car.
The next ten miles you drive will be the drive of your life, behind the wheel of either a 1996 Italian Forte Corsa that was driven by Luca Badoer or a 1994 Arrows that was driven by Aguri Suzuki. With 600 brake horsepower at your mercy and no instructor to help you, you can finally realise your dream, driving a REAL Formula One car.
Your Formula 1 driving experience may now be over, but your day certainly isn't. You will be served afternoon tea and a certificate presentation will take place, overnight accommodation (including dinner & breakfast) is provided for yourself plus 1 guest at the superb Mere Golf Resort & spa*, giving you a chance to reflect on the day that you got to drive a Formula One car.
* In the instance of the Mere Golf Resort & spa being unavailable we reserve the right to provide alternative local accommodation and will endeavour to advise you of this at the time of booking
Formula 1 Driving Experience
|Transmission:||6 Speed Manual Sequential|
|Engine:||3 Litre Nicholson Mclaren Cosworth V8 or Judd KV 3 Litre|
|Height Min:||5’ 0”|
|Height Max:||6’ 4”|
|Max Weight||18 stone|
|Max Chest and Upper arm Girth||54"|
|Driving Licence||A full driving licence must have been held for a minimum of 36 months and needs to be produced on the day of your experience.|
|Photo and DVD Included||
Each driver will receive a photo of themselves in the F1 car along with a DVD of them driving the car.
|08:30||Arrive at circuit for morning reception with your Event Co-ordinator and
registration in a suite.
Coffee and breakfast served.
|09:00 - 12.00||
Sports Car Familiarisation Session
Detailed briefing on safety and high-speed techniques
Aston Martin Experience
Ferrari 360 Experience
|Single Seater Experience
Session 1 - 10 laps under pace car Single Seater Experience
Session 2 – 7 laps, no pace car
|12:45||Formula 3 Experience
10 laps, no pace car
Formula 1 Experience
10 miles, no pace car
|16:00||Afternoon Tea & certificate presentation|
|* Overnight accommodation (including dinner & breakfast) is for yourself plus 1 guest*|