F1 Driving Experience in the South of France

People really like this Experience located handily in Gonfaron, France.

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Step into the shoes of Formula 1 legends with this track day in the Cote d’Azur. After coffee and snacks, get kitted out in FIA approved safety equipment. Expert instructors lead a briefing and give a taste of the 2.2 kilometre Circuit Gonfaron in a course vehicle. Next, slide into the Lotus Opel F3, boasting paddle shift gearbox and over 400 bhp per tonne. After two driving sessions to refine technique, break for lunch. For the main event, take the wheel of a genuine F1 World Championship Grand Prix car from either Prost or Arrows. They’re capable of 0 – 120 mph in under five seconds, equipped with carbon brakes and the same Cosworth engine that has won over 175 Grand Prix. Four laps later, finish with a glass of champagne and a certificate.


Around fifteen dates per year.


Driving could be cancelled or curtailed in extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, ice, heavy rain or high winds) which would make driving at speed dangerous.

How long does the experience last?

Spend ten hours at the venue. Arrive at 7.45am and depart at 5.45pm. Lunch and refreshments are included.

How many other people?

There will be a maximum of 18 drivers on the day.

Can I take people to watch?

Spectators are welcome and there are good viewing and catering facilities onsite. There is a charge of £60 per spectator to include pits access, refreshments and lunch. The minimum age is ten.

What do I wear?

A race suit, helmet, race gloves, boots and safety equipment are provided.

Are there any restrictions?

A driving licence is required. Minimum age is 18. Maximum height is 6’2”, maximum weight is 16 stone. Drivers are liable for up 6000 Euros if the car is damaged during driving. This can be reduced to 1000 Euros by paying 170 Euros on the day.

Anything Else?

Changing gear is simple with a modern generation paddle shift. There are no rev limits or restrictions on the cars, there is no lead car to follow and there are no speed limits. It is just you in the F1 car and the track.

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