Your F1 Driving Experience
With Driving Experience’s Formula 1 experience day packages, you can get a taste of the excitement and rush that some of the most celebrated racing champions feel sitting in these specially prepared single seater race cars.
No other motorsport is as famous world over as Formula 1. Superstar drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen, and their forerunners like Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Nigel Mansell are heroes that have sped to pole position at some of the most celebrated British and international race tracks and circuit tracks.
Among the Grand Prix winning models we offer for you to drive, we have the Formula Renault, Formula Ford and Formula F1000 to name but several. These powerhouses of motorsport are designed and engineered for speed and pushing the capabilities of race track driving to the edge.
Our Formula Renault Thrill package offers drivers a 6 lap or 12 lap option, but it is the most fun you can have at 150 mph, blistering from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. If you’re looking to turbo boost your racing time, our Formula F1000 offers you a huge 14 or 30 laps, boasting top speeds of 150 mph, making it the fastest single seater race car driving experience in the UK.
Fancy experiencing the ride without the pressure of being the driver? No problem - our Formula 1 Passenger Ride experience offers you the chance to experience the rush of a Typhoon Turbo, the only two seater F1 race car, where an expert instructor will take control whilst you buckle in tight to experience every curve and corner of the track.
And with our Formula 1 driving experience packages available at some of the most hallowed race track and circuit track venues where F1 legends are made - including Silverstone and Thruxton - there’s a chance to become an F1 driver for the day nearer to you than you think. And if you’ve got a budding Jenson Button in your life - even better, as they make a fantastic birthday or Christmas gift idea.
Booking a Formula 1 Driving Experience
There are two easy ways for you to purchase a Formula 1 Driving Experience. You can either purchase one of our driving experience days as an open 10-month gift voucher or book directly onto an available date of your choice using our events calendar.
If you cannot see any dates on the voucher page, then simply e-mail or call us and our customer service team can give you the most up to date availability. If you wish to make a bespoke package, or are interested in making one of our driving experiences into a group event or corporate event, please contact us by going to our corporate days page and filling in our enquiry form.
Essential Booking Information for Formula 1 Driving Experiences
If you buy an open gift voucher for a Formula 1 package, the standard validity period to use the voucher is 10 months. However, please make sure you check this first, as some Formula 1 vouchers and special offers may have a shorter or longer validity.
If you are booking directly onto a date for a driving experience, please note that you are making a booking request, and the date and time that you choose will still be subject to availability.
We usually confirm bookings within 48 hours, but we ask that you do not make any arrangements in conjunction with your booking request until you have received your final confirmation email. The receipt we send you after making a booking request is not your confirmation.
Other important things to consider when purchasing Formula 1 driving experiences are that the driver meets all requirements in terms of age, weight, height and driving licence. These requirements are unique to each driving experience, so please ensure you have read the important information thoroughly.
If an experience is for junior drivers only, we will usually mention this in the name of the package, but not in all cases. If you place a booking for a driving experience, and the driver doesn’t meet the requirements on the day, then it is unlikely they will be able to drive the vehicle, in which case they will be offered a passenger ride where available.
In Profile: The Formula 1 Silverstone
Silverstone has been the location of many record breaking British Grand Prix victory laps down the years. So what better model to enjoy a Formula 1 Driving Experience day in than the Formula 1 Silverstone?
When you get into the cockpit, you’ll discover why it’s an F1 race car built for such hallowed motorsport ground. Powered on a 1.6 litre Ford Duratec engine, blazing from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, with top speeds of 145 mph, the Formula 1 Silverstone offers precise control and handling around all the apexes and straights.
Take a look at some of the other fantastic Formula 1 models we offer for our driving experience day packages:
Junior Driving Experiences
Sometimes driving experiences are age and height restricted - head over to our Junior Experiences page to find out exactly what's available!