Drive an F1, Hungarian GP circuit, Hungaroring.

 

THE CIRCUIT

Full Grand Prix Circuit Length: 3.97 kilometres lap

Located just 20 kilometres outside of Budapest the Hungaroring first hosted a GP back in 1986. It was purpose built for F1 and is a track from the ‘old days’. Unlike the latest cloned and even boring F1 circuits this track is quite narrow, very twisty but fast. The Hungaroring is a favourite amongst the F1 drivers and always seems to produce a great race. It’s difficult to overtake here but it is also fast and with plenty of corners you will really feel the F1 working hard as you power around the track that has produced many memorable moments….Jensen Button’s first F1 win, Damon Hill almost giving Arrows their only victory before the car limped home in second place, Hamilton’s five GP victories and the Senna-Prost battles. This is a challenging track.  Mercedes driver Bottas calls it ‘..the most intense track.’ Hulkenberg says …’challenging, old school and usually a great race.’ Alonso comments ‘..a great circuit, bit like a street track, fun to drive’ and finally Max Verstappen simply states ‘The Hungaroring? A great track.

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Hungaroring Circuit

THE COURSE

Wildside provide more F1 driving programmes than anyone. And remember there is no catch – all you need is an ordinary driving license and that’s it. You can then be taking to the track in a full-house F1 with no rev limits and no speed limits. And that includes the 2.4 litre V8 2011 Williams FW33 – the most current F1 car available anywhere. Other F1′ s available at the circuit feature: Benetton B198, Prost AP04, Jaguar R2. You will also be out in the Formula Renault 2.0 (paddle shift) single seater race cars as part of the training schedule. The courses are very one-to-one with a maximum of 18 drivers on the day.

There is a strictly limited number of driving places available at Hungaroring with the F1 Driving Programme being staged just 2 times in the whole year.

Remember you are in control. But don’t just take our word for it read what the best-selling author Iain Banks said in Car magazine: “The F1 cars are still the genuine article – 700bhp in a body weighing less than 600kg. No rev limiter, no following a pace car and no F3 engine in a F1 body. The power is crushing, awesome, frightening, dazzling. The car reacts to every input like it’s responding to intentions, not actions. I’ve driven more intensely than I’ve ever driven in my life. I felt, and feel, incredibly privileged. So, is it worth it?   Worth re-mortgaging the house.”

F1 Driver for the Day will put a serious dent in your bucket list!

Upon arrival at the circuit you will be kitted out in F.I.A. approved race gear then taken through a technical briefing and circuit tour that is an education in itself. Before being let loose in the F1 you will take to the track to get up to speed in a single seater Formula Renault car – huge fun in its own right!

Then after lunch and the F1 briefing, we go straight to the main event – Formula 1.

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Williams FW33

You won’t arrive at the track to find a crowd of other participants. A maximum of just 18 other drivers per day ensures you get the attention you require for an activity of this nature. Best of all there is a truly refreshing approach from the instructors who are genuinely keen for you to really experience the incredible power and g-forces generated by these cars. This is a world apart from the usual driving school “sausage factory” approach with artificial rev limits and over-bearing instructors. You can also have on-board camera footage of your F1 driving day downloaded to a USB stick so you will be able to relive your day again and again!

The whole experience is beyond description. It is the very stuff that dreams are made of.

THE F1 COURSE

07.45  – Arrive circuit, welcome, coffee

08.15  – Distribution of FIA approved race-suits and safety equipment

08.30  – Technical Briefing: The Circuit – Gearbox – Weight Distribution – Braking – Acceleration

09.30  – Tour of the circuit to learn correct race lines and braking zones

10.30  – 1st session of Formula Renault (F3) training with debrief & feedback

11.30   – 2nd session of Formula Renault (F3) training with full debrief

12.30   – Lunch

13.30   – Formula 1 Technical Briefing:  Gearbox – Dashboard & Paddle-shift operation – Braking

14.30   – Formula 1 sessions

17.00   – Optional F1 passenger rides in unique 3-seater

17.30   –  Presentation of diplomas

THE REGION

Budapest combines  the romance of Paris with the beauty of Prague, but it beats them both with a unique influence of the east and the Ottoman Empire. Visitors will also find that there really is nowhere quite like Budapest. Known as the ‘Queen of the Danube’ this is a city that offers fabulous architectural style, cobbled streets, superb hotels and lively nightlife. And somehow it all feels truly authentic – the historic Ottoman baths here are the real thing – not an artistic recreation. Admire the buildings from Baroque and Neoclassical to Art Nouveau and neo-Gothic; as you stroll the city’s elegant tree-lined boulevards, pop into its many leafy parks or enjoy a drink or meal in the  1,000-year-old heart of the capital. This is a fabulous city.

 THE BASE FOR YOUR TOUR

Perfectly located in the historic centre of Budapest the 5 star Boscolo  is one of the superb  Autograph Collection residences and is an elegant 19th-century building close to the Opera and Andrássy Boulevard. The generous, air-conditioned bedrooms feature beautiful Italian furniture and luxurious fabrics such as pure silk wallpaper plus beautiful Murano glass chandeliers. The Spa at the Boscolo Budapest includes a sauna, a steam bath and a relaxation pool. Dining opportunities feature the hotel’s New York Café, with frescoes and gilded stucco columns, an  elegant bar with live piano music and the award winning Salon Fine Dining restaurant serves fabulous traditional Hungarian cuisine with a modern twist. A fitting hotel for a Formula One driver…..

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Boscolo Hotel

 ITINERARY

Day 1

Pick up hire car at airport and drive to the five star Hotel Boscolo in the heart of Budapest. The day is free to explore the city – relax before the big day ahead. Evening – At your leisure

Day 2

F1 driving course

Day 3

Whole day at your leisure in Budapest  then drop the hire car at the airport before Flying home.

Contact us for full comprehensive details and dates for this amazing day!

 

Event Details

Date: March to October
Price: £ From £3290 per person

Facts/Details

» Full Grand Prix circuit
» All you need is a full driving license
» No racing license or track experience required
» Hungarian GP circuit, Hungaroring
» Selection of different Formula One cars
» Minimum group size 1 person
» Maximum group size 18 people
» V8 or V10 engines
» F1 2 or 3 seater passenger laps
» Minimum age to drive 25
» Drive F1 Only or All Inclusive packages

Possibilities

» V8 & V10 engines:
» Personal one-to-one instruction from professionals
» Supply of Nomex race-suit, boots, gloves & FIA F1 helmet
» No artificial rev or speed limits
» Training laps in Formula Renault single-seater
» 3 Laps Formula 1 Experience
» Extra F1 laps available
» Optional passenger ride in a 2-seater Formula 1 car
» All day refreshments at the track
» 3-course lunch at the Circuit
» optional 2 nights 5 star hotel accommodation in Budapest
» optional 3 days car hire
» Champagne presentation and certificate
» On track insurance available
» £10,000,000 tour operator’s liability insurance


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