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How to choose the best Formula One Experience Day

A Formula One Experience Day is a perfect treat for anyone who loves motor racing, fast cars, and driving quickly. There are, however, lots of different versions of the experience to choose from, depending on the type of experience you are looking for and the amount of money you are willing to pay.

This article looks at three possible experiences, aimed at three different markets.

The first is a simple and cheap driving experience intended to give a taste of the Formula One adrenaline.

The second is a Silverstone tour designed to allow a personal insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of Formula One, ideal for a eager fan of the sport.

The third - the highlight of the bunch - is the ultimate Formula One Experience Day, where the participant gets to take to the track driving a real Formula One car and numerous other supercars.

  1. Motor Racing Thrill at Silverstone by Red Letter Days. A 50 minute experience, including 18 minutes of driving, at one of the most famous racetracks in the world. Jump behind the wheel of a single-seater training car, which can go from 0-60mph in less than 5 seconds, for a few laps of thrilling speed. The experience officially costs £120, but there are often deals pushing the price down to less than £100, so choose your dates carefully. Check online at RedLetterDays.co.uk.
  2. Tour Silverstone. A two-hour guided tour for just £30 takes in all the highlights of the circuit, including the race control centre, the drive workshop, the course itself, and a photo opportunity at the Winners' Podium. Book online at Silverstone.co.uk/Experiences.
  3. Formula One Driving Experience Day by Virgin Experience Days. A full day of driving thrills at Wigan in Lancashire, this option allows participants to drive not only a real Formula One car, but also an Aston Martin, Ferrari 360, Formula 3 car, a single-seater training car and others. The deal also includes overnight accommodation and morning breakfast at a top local hotel. The cheapest price for this once-in-a-lifetime chance is £1,450. Read more online at VirginExperieceDays.co.uk/Experiences.

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