Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona

Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona

Could this be top of the Bucket List for Formula 1 fans? Driving a Formula 1 car will be on that list. However what if that car was a 2011 WILLIAMS FW33 Formula 1 car with a 700 bhp 2.4 ltr Cosworth V8 engine. Would that be right up the top of your Bucket List?

As driven by Rubens Barrichello, Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas, the Williams FW33 is now available as the Ultimate course Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona.

Don’t mistake this for a 2 minute driving experience, in a restricted power engine or being made to follow a pace car, the Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona is the real thing.

This example of precision engineering is too valuable just to let you jump in and drive it around the circuit.

Anyway, you would probably just waste your time stalling the engine, again and again.

Learn how to Drive a Real Formula 1 Car

A full days driving course with theory and practical tution from race professionals, driving experience in an Formula Renault 2.0 car, before you are let loose in the ultimate driving machine the Formula One car.

Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona

If you choose the most modern F1 Car available for member of the public to drive at the moment, you can get behind the wheel of a Williams FW33 which produces 700 bhp from a 2.4 ltr Cosworth V8 engine.

Not only will you have the power, but you will have noise of a Formula 1 engine as they used to be.

The car you will be driving on the Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona, is just the same Williams FW33 as when it raced, with one exception, the KERS system has been disabled. It is still the original Cosworth power unit (revving to 16k), Williams gearbox and 6-pot carbon brakes.

Of course you are not going to be let loose in this very valuable machine without having experience in a less powerful car first. The good news is that there is a special course that will provide you with theory and practical tution from race professionals, driving experience in an Formula Renault 2.0 car, before you are let loose in the ultimate driving machine the Formula One car.

As an alternative to the Williams FW33 you could choose to drive a V10 Jaguar R2, V8 Benetton B198, or a V10 Prost AP04.

3 laps around the Circuit De Catalunya in the Formula 1 car in the car that you choose, is included in the standard package, for the Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona, but you can preorder additional laps when you make your booking.

You can now choose between 3 different courses, Performance, High Performance, Ultimate.

PERFORMANCE – 3 laps F1 Driving in V8 Benetton B198/V10 Prost AP04
HIGH PERFORMANCE – 3 laps F1 Driving in V8 Williams FW21/V10 Jaguar R2
ULTIMATE – 3 laps F1 Driving in Williams FW33

If you choose the Ultimate Williams FW33 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.

Places are still available on selected dates for a Formula 1 Driving Experience Barcelona from March until October.

Get More Information. about “The Ultimate Driving Experience”.

Also new for 2016 is the Formula 1 Driving Experience France.