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The Ultimate F1 Driving Course – Barcelona & Magny Cours 


Driven by Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado (with Valtteri Bottas as reserve), the Williams FW33 was designed by Ed Wood.  This was Maldonado’s first year in F1 and he was teamed with Rubens who was driving in his 19th and final season.

With main sponsorship from AT&T, the blue and white liveried cars broke new ground for the Oxfordshire based team: Technical innovations included the team’s smallest ever gearbox, a completely new rear suspension set-up and the first year of running with KERS.

The power from the Cosworth 2.4 V8 is 700 bhp and the engine revs to 16,000.  The FW33 was fitted with a hand clutch, 7-speed paddle gearchange and required left foot braking.


On the course you will receive a one-to-one briefing on the techniques of left foot braking and using the hand clutch. Remember this is a 2-pedal car – just brake and throttle – and to maximise the car’s potential it is essential to know and learn these new skills. This course is  only available at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya  in Spain and Magny Cours Grand Prix circuit in France. 

The car you will be piloting is just the same as when it raced with one exception and that is the KERS system has been disabled. It is still the original Cosworth power unit (revving to 16k), Williams gearbox and 6-pot carbon brakes.

You will also be driving the 2.0 Formula Renault single seater for your training laps on the Grand Prix circuit as you learn the race line and braking points.

This is really the ultimate driving day in the world – be one of the very few that will drive this F1 this year.      Contact us for full details of this unique F1 Driving Course.

Williams FW33

                                                    Williams FW33

Williams FW 33 Specifications

Chassis construction: Monocoque construction fabricated from carbon epoxy and honeycomb composite structure, surpassing FIA impact and strength requirements

Front suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with composite toe link and pushrod activated springs and anti-roll bar

Rear suspension: Double wishbone and pull rod activated springs and anti-roll bar

Transmission: Williams F1 seven speed seamless sequential semi-automatic shift plus reverse gear.

Gear selection: electro-hydraulically actuated

Clutch: Carbon multi-plate

Dampers: Williams F1

Wheels: RAYS forged magnesium

Tyres: Fronts: 325mm wide, Rears: 375mm wide

Brake system 6 piston callipers all round, carbon discs and pads

Steering: Williams F1 rack and pinion

Weight: 640kg with driver, camera and ballast

Wheelbase: 3300mm

Overall length: 5000mm

Overall height: 950mm

Overall width: 1800mm

Engine:  Cosworth 2.4L V8, 90° V angle engine with aluminium bock and pistons, pneumatic valve train. Cosworth fuel management and ignition systems





Event Details

Date: Please contact us for availability
Price: £ From 7139 per person


» Based in France & Spain
» Minimum group size 1 person
» Maximum group size 10 people
» All you need is a Full driving license
» Race driver’s license not required
» Minimum age to drive the FW33 is 25

What's Included

» Formula 1 driving course to include:
» Supply of race-suit, boots, gloves & FIA F1 helmet
» All-day refreshments & lunch at the circuit
» Training sessions in Renault 2.0 single seater
» Personal one-to-one professional tuition from race drivers
» No artificial rev or speed limits
» 3 laps in the FW33 Formula One car
» Extra F1 laps available
» optional 3 seater passenger ride
» optional non-driving guest(s)
» Public liability & personal accident insurance
» presentation with certificate
» £5,000,000 tour operator’s liability insurance

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