Motor Racing at Silverstone
At the home of the British Grand Prix, get strapped into the open cockpit of a Silverstone Single Seater and get ready to the thrill of a lifetime. You're only a couple of inches off the ground and you'll know it; feel every bump and vibration, fighting not to oversteer as your super-responsive car reacts to every adjustment. Start with a briefing and once the car's controls have been explained, head out onto the track behind a pace car for ten minutes in order to get used to the Formula Silverstone Single-Seater's pin point steering and lightning acceleration. The second driving session is back on track for a further 20 minutes to put the pedal to the metal without the pace car. Finish this incredible session with a debrief.
- Full briefing from qualified instructors
- Drive an F1-style single-seater round the Silverstone circuit
- Warm up with ten minutes behind a pace car
- Enjoy another 20 minutes unpaced in the single seater
- Availability Description
Runs on weekends, at least one date every month throughout the year. The circuit closes between mid-December and mid-January for the winter shut-down.
- Participant Guidelines
Min height 5'2'', max 6'4''. Max age 70, max weight 18 stone. You must have held a manual driving licence for at least one year which you must present on the day.
Motor racing may be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice or severe rain) which would make driving at speed dangerous. Please call the venue if in any doubt.
Expect to be at the venue for approximately one and a half hours including briefing, tuition, driving time and a debrief. Total driving time is 30 minutes. Please arrive 30-40 minutes prior to the start time to attend the essential safety briefing.
- Numbers on the Day
Briefings will be shared; there may be up to 12 people taking part at any one time.
- Dress Code
Wear trousers, a long-sleeved shirt and slim, flat-soled shoes (the pedals in these cars can be close together). Please don't wear nylon clothing. A helmet will be provided.
- Other Info
Silverstone Single Seaters have open cockpits to give you a taste of real motor racing. At this world-class venue, drive the Stowe Circuit which is 1.08 miles long.