Ever wanted to drive like Lewis Hamilton on one of the world’s greatest circuits? Prepare to experience what it is like to be a Formula One driver in this F1 Grand Prix Simulator Race.
Chandler’s Ford or Halifax - You’ll compete against up to 19 other drivers in an adrenaline-fuelled race to the finish line. Starting off in a FF1600 simulator, you’ll have the chance to practice and get to grips with the controls as you qualify for your place on the grid.
Then the fun really beings as you experience the thrill of speeding round the circuit, wheel to wheel with your fellow competitors in a race to take the chequered flag first. Once you have mastered the FF1600 race car, you’ll be upgraded to a modern F1 car for more racing, as you battle it out to accumulate points and take home a coveted trophy.
Oxford - With a full grid of up to 16 cars on circuit at any one time, you’ll compete against up to 31 other drivers, in an adrenaline-fuelled races to the finish line, with a great choice of F1, GT, Le Mans and Touring car events. All events include a Practice Session, Racing Heats, and Grand Final with a Trophy Presentation for the top three drivers. So get ready, get focused – you’re in for a thrilling ride.
- Drivers briefing
- Approximately 60 minutes driving time
- At least four Grand Prix races
- Trophy presentation to the top three drivers
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
On arrival at the centre, you will need to register before receiving a driver’s briefing, which includes an introduction to the controls on the simulator and details on how the event will be run. You will then be unleashed onto the circuit for your 20 minutes of practice and qualifying. You’ll use this time to learn how to handle the car and get to grips with the best lines into and out of the corners, before getting in that all-important fast lap to determine your position on the grid.
When your grid position has been determined, it's time for your first race to start. With all drivers ready, you will find yourself on the starting grid waiting for the start light procedure to commence. With the engine revs rising all around you, you will need to time your start to perfection as the lights turn to green.
Chandler’s Ford or Halifax - Points will be awarded and preparations made for the next race. Once you have mastered the FF1600, you will be upgraded to a modern F1 car.
Oxford - Points will be awarded for drivers’ finishing positions from each race. Depending on driver numbers there may be an additional race for each driver, with semi-finals, which will determine the starting grid for the Grand Final.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three drivers of what will be an exciting and memorable race event.
- There are no weight or age limits but under 16s need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian
- Minimum height: 4ft 5in (135cm)
- Spectators are welcome
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location
The experience is run on most weekends throughout the year.
We recommend that you book at least six to eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow at least 3 hours for this experience.
Chandler’s Ford or Halifax - you will have a combined 20 minutes of practice and qualifying with at least four Grand Prix races, which will give a minimum driving time of 60 minutes.
Oxford - you will have a combined 15 minutes of practice with at least three 10 minute Grand Prix races, followed by a 15 minute Grand Final which will give a minimum total driving time of 60 minutes. Depending on driver numbers there may be an additional race for each driver, with semi-finals, which will determine the starting grid for the Grand Final.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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