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Drive an F1 Barcelona GP circuit, Spain


The Circuit De Catalunya just outside Barcelona is the well-established home of the Spanish Grand Prix and has been host to some fantastic races over the years. The location benefits from excellent weather conditions with the track offering a challenging mix of twisty sections, fast sweeping bends and long straights. The cars streak past the pits virtually flat out treating spectators to that incredible sound that only F1 cars can make! You can also choose to drive an F1 from the 1990s up to 2011 (the most recent F1 you can drive anywhere in the world)  so there is sure to be one that will suit.

FW33 F1 car

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 and 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 Barcelona with the F1 Driving Programme being staged just 4 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.

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.

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

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


Jaguar R2A

Jaguar R2


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 single-seater training with debrief & feedback

11.30   – 2nd session of Formula Renault single-seater 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   – Champagne & Presentation of diplomas



Event Details

Date: June, July & September
Price: £ From £3355 per person


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

What's Included

» Personal one-to-one professional tuition from race drivers
» Supply of Nomex race-suit, boots, gloves & FIA F1 helmet
» No artificial rev or speed limits
» On track sessions in Renault 2.0 single-seater laps
» 3 Laps Formula 1 Experience
» Extra F1 laps available
» Optional passenger ride in a 3-seater Formula 1 car
» All day refreshments at the track
» 3-course lunch at the Circuit
» Optional 2 nights 5 star hotel accommodation in Barcelona
» Optional non-driving guest(s)
» Champagne presentation and certificate
» On track insurance available
» £10,000,000 tour operator’s liability insurance

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